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Species Chrismania pictipennalis - Hodges#4820

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Chrismania
Species pictipennalis (Chrismania pictipennalis - Hodges#4820 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrismania pictipennalis Barnes & McDunnough(1), 1914
Chrismania pictipennalis is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 7-10 mm. (3)
The original description is available online in the print references below.
Southern California(4) and Arizona(5). (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from March to May. (2)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough 1914. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 240, pl. 1, fig. 20. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 21.47, 21.48; p. 171. (3)
Works Cited
1.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.Moths of Southeast Arizona
6.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.