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Species Acrobasis betulivorella - Hodges#5689

Acrobasis betulivorella - Hodges #5689 - Acrobasis betulivorella - male Pyralid eclosing from tied Betula nigra leaves - Acrobasis betulivorella Pyralid eclosing from tied Betula nigra leaves - Acrobasis betulivorella Pyralid eclosing from tied Betula nigra leaves - Acrobasis betulivorella
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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 Acrobasis
Species betulivorella (Acrobasis betulivorella - Hodges#5689)
Hodges Number
5689
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis betulivorella Neunzig, 1975
Explanation of Names
Species named for the larval host plant.
Size
Neunzig (1975) listed the wingspan as 19-21 mm.
Season
The main flight period appears to be March to May.
Food
Neunzig (1975) listed as Betula nigra L. (river birch).
Life Cycle
Neunzig (1975) describes life cycle in PDF.
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1975. A new species of Acrobasis Zeller on river birch (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 77(2): 238, figs. 1-5. Full text PDF
Neunzig, H.H., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 60; pl. 6.18-19. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 15.2 Pyralidae (Part) Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 1986. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group