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Species Melitara dentata - Hodges#5971

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Classification
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 Melitara (Pricklypear Borer)
Species dentata (Melitara dentata - Hodges#5971)
Hodges Number
5971
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melitara dentata (Grote) (1)
Orig. Comb: Zophodia dentata Grote, 1876
Identification
Range
Arizona to western and northern Texas, north to Alberta - Map (MPG)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1876. New Pyralides. The Canadian Entomologist, 8(1): 158.
Neunzig, H.H., 1997. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 53; pl. 3.11-13. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 13.23; p. 196.(3)