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Species Anatralata versicolor - Hodges#4814

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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 Anatralata
Species versicolor (Anatralata versicolor - Hodges#4814)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anatralata versicolor (Warren, 1892)
Aporodes versicolor Warren, 1892
The only named species of Anatralata in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length 5-7 mm. (2)
The original description as Aporodes versicolor Warren, is available online in the print references below.
Forewing chestnut-brown with some black scales mixed in.
Basal third and subterminal area with pale whitish green scales mixed in.
Hindwing is black fuscous with whitish fringe. There are pale green scales mixed in along the inner margin.
All of body is black with green scales mixed in.
California(3) to Idaho and British Columbia. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Found in the mountains with one low elevation population in the grasslands of the central California coast. (2)
Adults appear to be most common from March to July. (1)
One known host plant is Wyethia angustifolia (DC.) Nutt. (Asteraceae) (2)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 21.44; p. 171. (2)
Warren, W. 1892. Description of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British Museum Collection. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. p. 175.