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Species Hemiplatytes epia - Hodges#5507

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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Prionapterygini
Genus Hemiplatytes
Species epia (Hemiplatytes epia - Hodges#5507)
Hodges Number
5507
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemiplatytes epia (Dyar, 1912) (1)
Diatraea epia Dyar, 1912
Numbers
Hemiplatytes includes more than three species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length: (3)
♂ 6.5-9 mm.
♀ 8.5-10 mm.
Identification
Sexually dimorphic.
Forewing of female is whitish with a trace of brown markings. Hindwing white. (1)
Forewing of male is dark brown with black hindwing. (1)
Range
California, including Santa Catalina Island. (4), (1)
Habitat
Coastal to 5,000' elevation. (3)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported June to October flight. (3)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1912. Lepidoptera collected at Laguna Beach, California. Annual report of the Laguna Marine Laboratory, 1: 165.
Dyar, H.G. & C. Heinrich 1927. The American moths of the genus Diatraea and allies. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 71(2691): 29, figs. 30, 82. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 24.33, 24.34, p. 184. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The American moths of the genus Diatraea and allies
Harrison G. Dyar, Carl Heinrich. 1927. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 71(2691): 1-48.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List