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Species Acallis griphalis - Hodges#5541

Moth - Acallis griphalis Acallis gripalis, #5541 - Acallis griphalis Moth - Acallis griphalis Possible Acallis gripalis - Acallis griphalis
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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Acallis
Species griphalis (Acallis griphalis - Hodges#5541)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acallis griphalis (Hulst, 1886)
Aglossa griphalis Hulst, 1886
Aglossa gripalis Hulst, 1886 (misspelling)
Acallis fernaldi (Ragonot, 1891)
Ugra angustipennis (Warren, 1891)
Explanation of Names
Acallis griphalis (Hulst, 1886) was originally misspelled as gripalis in Hulst (1886) p. 146 but the spelling was corrected in the same work on p. xxiv so the correction stands.
Hulst (1879) reported the wingspan as 20-26 mm.
Photo determined by Ed Knudson (Texas Lepidoptera Survey).
California to Texas(1), north through Colorado to British Columbia.
Described from Colorado and Texas specimens.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight period is May to September. (2)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1886. Descriptions of new Pyralidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 13: 146; xxiv (errata ).
Warren, W., 1891. Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyrlidae. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology. p. 494.
Works Cited
1.Illustrated Checklist of Lepidoptera from the Texas Hill Country and Adjacent Areas, Pub. 8
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2001. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 37 pp., 10 color plates.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems