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Species Herpetogramma thestealis - Zigzag Herpetogramma - Hodges#5277

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Classification
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 Herpetogramma
Species thestealis (Zigzag Herpetogramma - Hodges#5277)
Hodges Number
5277
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Herpetogramma thestealis (Walker, 1859)
Botys thestealis Walker, 1859
Botis [sic] gulosalis Hulst, 1886
Botis [sic] magistralis Grote, 1873
Size
Well attested wingspans include 29 & ~32 mm; additional reports up to 38 mm
Identification
"Forewing with high contrast between dark brown or beige marginal shade and basal areas" (Solis, 2010) (1)
See Also
H. abdominalis and H. pertextalis are both lighter
H. pertextalis "Hind wing terminal line dark brown and prominent; forewing basal line dark brown and entire width prominent" (Solis, 2010) (1)
H. abdominalis "Hind wing terminal line, if present, light brown or beige, not prominent; forewing basal line light brown or beige, not prominent and/or incomplete" (Solis, 2010)(1)
Print References
Walker, F. 1859 c: Pyralides. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 18: 733.