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Species Honora dotella - Hodges#5922

5922  - Honora dotella
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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 Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Honora
Species dotella (Honora dotella - Hodges#5922 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Honora dotella Dyar, 1910
There are 7 named species of the genus Honora in America north of Mexico. (1)
Dyar (1910) listed a wingspan of 25 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length 8.5-12.5 mm. (2)
Dyar (1910) original description and the Heinrich (1956) descriptions are online in the print references.
Powell & Opler (2009) described the basal area of the forewing as rust red. (2)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
California coastal mountains of Monterey County and southward. (2)
The adults fly February through July. (2)
See Also
Honora mellinella has white antemedial line bordered basally by blackish scales and forewing length of 7-11 mm.(2)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1910. Some moths from Claremont, California with notes on certain allied species. Pomona College Journal of Entomology, p. 377.
Heinrich, C., 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin 207, p. 198; figs. 448, 938. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 26, fig. 18; p. 195. (2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.