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Genus Jativa

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 Eurrhypini
Genus Jativa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Jativa Munroe, 1961
1 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 15 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing orangish-brown with broad white median band, splitting into a Y shape at the costa; oblique white band near base; hindwing slightly paler with wavy grayish median line; top of head white
collection dates of April and September are given by Kingsley
See Also
related species have a different forewing pattern (see page of images by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
pinned adult image of J. castanealis by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Arizona; list (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
flight dates; PDF doc in Arizona (Kenneth Kingsley, U. of Arizona)