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Species Thaumatopsis bolterellus - Hodges#5452

Thaumatopsis bolterellus - Hodges #5452  - Thaumatopsis bolterellus Thaumatopsis bolterellus, Hodges #5452 ? - Thaumatopsis bolterellus Hodges#5452  - Thaumatopsis bolterellus Hodges#5452  - Thaumatopsis bolterellus Agriphila vulgivagellus? - Thaumatopsis bolterellus Agriphila vulgivagellus? - Thaumatopsis bolterellus
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Crambini (Grass-Veneers)
Genus Thaumatopsis
Species bolterellus (Thaumatopsis bolterellus - Hodges#5452 )
Hodges Number
5452
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thaumatopsis bolterellus (Fernald, 1887)
Crambus bolterellus Fernald, 1887 (1)
Numbers
There are fourteen named species of Thaumatopsis in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan about 22 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult:(2)
Head and thorax pale yellow.
Forewings white with fuscous (brownish-gray) edged costa.
Rows of dull stripes between the veins.
Two oblique reddish-brown lines cross the wing, one near the outer margin and the other less than middle of the wing.
A row of 6-7 black spots are spaced between the veins near the outer margin.
Forewing fringe a pale silvery metallic.
Hindwing is dull white with a pale brownish-gray terminal line ending before the anal angle.
Range
Texas (1)
New Mexico (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Food
Larval foodplant is unknown but most likely grasses. (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Fernald, C.H. 1896. The Crambidae of North America. p. 53. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Crambidae of North America
Charles Henry Fernald. 1896. Massachusetts Agricultural College.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group