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Species Actrix dissimulatrix - Hodges#5819

Actrix dissimulatrix - Hodges #5819 - Actrix dissimulatrix - male
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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
No Taxon (Nephopteryx Series)
Genus Actrix
Species dissimulatrix (Actrix dissimulatrix - Hodges#5819)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Actrix dissimulatrix Heinrich, 1956 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 172700
The genus Actrix has two species listed for America, north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Heinrich (1956) did not mention the forewing length. (1)
Heinrich (1956) stated Actrix dissimulatrix and Actrix nyssaecolella differ mainly by genitalia. Actrix dissimulatrix may have slightly more white dusting in the median area especially over the inner margin below antemedial line. (1)
Southeastern United States. (2)
Holotype collected Cape Henry, Virginia. (1)
The adults appear to be most common from May to June. (2)
Heinrich (1956) listed the food plant as Nyssa sylvatica Marshall (blackgum). (1)
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 207: 140, figs. 358, 837. (1)
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 138; pl. 9.28. (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
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 America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.