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Species Portentomorpha xanthialis - Hodges#5078

Portentomorpha - Portentomorpha xanthialis
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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 Pyraustinae
Tribe Portentomorphini
Genus Portentomorpha
Species xanthialis (Portentomorpha xanthialis - Hodges#5078)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Portentomorpha xanthialis (Guenée, 1854) (1)
Botys xanthialis Guenée, 1854 (343)
Botys superbalis Walker 1866
B. incalis Snellen 1875
B. rosealis Moeschler 1890
The only named species of Portentomorpha found in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan 24-27 mm. (2), (343)
Texas to Florida. (2), (3)
West Indies, Mexico to Bolivia. (3)
Type locality: Cuba.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Heppner(3) reports adults during August in Florida.
Brou(4) reported one ♀ specimen in Louisiana on October 29, 1997.
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Brou, V.A., 2007. Portentomorpha xanthialis in Louisiana. The Southern Lepidopterists' News. vol. 29, no. 2. (4)
Guenée, A. 1854. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Spécies Général des Lépidoptères. Tom huitieme. Deltoides et Pyralites. p. (343)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.2B. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae (part), Pyraustinae, Pyraustini (conclusion)...
Munroe, Eugene. 1976. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Portentomorpha xanthialis (Gn.) in Louisiana
Vernon A. Brou, Jr. 2007. Southern Lepidopterists' News 29(2).