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Species Myelopsis alatella - Hodges#5720

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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 Myelopsis
Species alatella (Myelopsis alatella - Hodges#5720)
Hodges Number
5720
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Myelopsis alatella (Hulst, 1887)
Identification
A fairly large (8 - 13.5 mm) pale Phycitine with an overall silvery gray or pale buffy gray aspect and strongly oblique AM and PM lines on the forewings. Distinguished from the very similar congener Myelopsis minutulella by the lack of small buffy patches at the inner base of the forewings.
Range
Neunzig (MONA fasc. 15.3, p. 40)(1) includes much of the western U.S. in the range, from Texas, Colorado, and Montana, west to California and Oregon.
Moth Photographers Group - distribution & flight-period chart
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - pinned specimens and distribution
BOLD Systems - pinned specimens
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3: Pyraloidea: Pyralidae (Part), Phycitinae (Part)
H H Neunzig. 1990. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.