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Species Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta - Hodges#5116

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Loxostegopsis
Species xanthocrypta (Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta - Hodges#5116)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta (Dyar, 1913)
Pyrausta xanthocrypta Dyar 1913 (1)
Loxostegopsis has five species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 8-10.5 mm. (3)
The original description as Pyrausta xanthocrypta Dyar, is available in PDF or view online in the print references below. (1)
Southern California and Nevada to southern Texas.(4), (2), (1)
Southern Florida ? (2)
Mexico. (1)
Adults are most common from April to September. (2)
Throughout the range Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta may possibly refer to two species. (3)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1913. Descriptions of new Lepidoptera chiefly from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 44: 319. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 23.18; p. 178. (3)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new Lepidoptera, chiefly from Mexico
Harrison G. Dyar. 1913. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 44: 279-324.
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