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Species Toripalpus trabalis - Hodges#5585

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Toripalpus
Species trabalis (Toripalpus trabalis - Hodges#5585)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toripalpus trabalis Grote(1), 1881
Jocara trabalis (Grote, 1881)
Forewing length 11-15 mm. (2)
Larva to 27 mm (Comstock & Dammers, 1935).
Pupa 13 mm (Comstock & Dammers, 1935).
Eastern Oregon through the southwest to western Texas. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Larvae - March, May and June in California. (2)
Adults - April to November. (2)
Powell and Opler found larvae feeding from extensive webbing on low foliage of buckwheats Eriogonum grande, E. parvifolium, E. nudum in California. (2)
Life Cycle
Pupation occurs on the food plant (Comstock & Dammers, 1935).
Print References
Comstock, J.A. & C.A. Dammers, 1935. Notes on the early stages of three butterflies and six moths from California . Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 34(2): 140, pl.35-37
Grote, A.R., 1881. New Pyralidae. Papilio 1(2): 18
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.25.24m, 25.25f, p.187