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Species Chilo erianthalis - Hodges#5471

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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Chilonini
Genus Chilo
Species erianthalis (Chilo erianthalis - Hodges#5471)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chilo erianthalis Capps, 1963
Explanation of Names
Specific name for the host plant Erianthus.
There are three named species of Chilo in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan: (31)
♂ - 24 mm.
♀ - 25-28 mm.
Original description is online: (31)
Forewing gray with slight reddish tint.
The dark shaded veins are limited to the outer half of the wing.
Dark chevron shaped patch of scales in the median area.
Terminal line is a series of black dots.
Fringe is slightly metallic.
Determined by Richard Brown
Louisiana to South Carolina(2) and Florida(3). (1), (4), (31)
West Indies. (4)
Type locality: USA: Louisiana, Port Blarre. (31)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Other grasses (Gramineae) likely. (4)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Capps, H.W. 1963. Description of new species of Chilo (Crambidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 17(1): p. (31)