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Species Rumatha polingella - Hodges#5980

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Rumatha
Species polingella (Rumatha polingella - Hodges#5980)
Hodges Number
5980
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rumatha polingella (Dyar, 1906)
Zophodia polingella Dyar, 1906 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of ornithologist and entomologist Otho C. Poling (1879-1929) of Quincy, Illinois. Poling collected throughout the mountains and deserts of the American southwest, including California, southern Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas and Utah in two distinct periods (1900-1906 and 1922-1929). Many of his specimens were described by William Barnes and he had fourteen species of moths named for him. (2)
Numbers
There are four named Rumatha species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Dyar (1906) listed the wingspan as 26-32 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
California to western Texas.
Season
Adults are most common from June to August.
Food
The larval host plant is Cylindropuntia sp.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1906. Descriptions of new American moths. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 14: 31. (1)
Neunzig, H.H., 1997. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4, 75, pl. 3.31-32. (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new American moths
Harrison G Dyar. 1906. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 14: 30-31 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.The Moths of North America north of Mexico. Fascicle 15.4. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae (part)
H. H. Neunzig. 1997. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group