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Species Immyrla nigrovittella - Hodges#5766

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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
No Taxon (Nephopteryx Series)
No Taxon (Salebriaria Group)
Genus Immyrla
Species nigrovittella (Immyrla nigrovittella - Hodges#5766)
Hodges Number
5766
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Immyrla nigrovittella Dyar, 1906
Numbers
The only member of the genus Immyrla that occurs in America north of Mexico.
Size
Dyar (1906) listed a wingspan of 20 mm.
Identification
Dyar (1906) original description online. 108
Range
Southeastern Canada and much of the eastern United States.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The main flight period is May to June. (1)
Food
Larval hosts include:(2)
Carya Nutt. (hickory)
Carpinus L. (hornbeam)
Remarks
Engel (1909) reported the species is not often attracted to lights.
Print References
Beadle, D., & S. Leckie, 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin, p. 140.(2)
Dyar, H.G., 1906. Description of four new species of North American moths. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 14. p. 108
Engel, H.A., 1909. Preliminary list of the Lepidoptera of western Pennsylvania collected in the vicinity of Pittsburgh. Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 5. p. 103
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 44; pl. 9.29.(3)