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Species Sciota dammersi - Hodges#5793

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 Sciota
Species dammersi (Sciota dammersi - Hodges#5793)
Hodges Number
5793
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sciota dammersi (Heinrich, 1956)
Nephopterix dammersi Heinrich, 1956 (1)
Nephopteryx dammersi floridensis Heinrich 1956 (1)
Explanation of Names
The species is named in honor of Commander J. Dammers who reared and donated many specimens to the National Collection. (1)
Size
Heinrich (1956) reported the wingspan as 25-26 mm. (1)
Range
There are scatterred records throughout eastern North America. (2)
Heppner (2003) included Arizona and California, and Nephopteryx dammersi floridensis for Florida. (3)
Holotype: Cajon Valley, San Bernardino Valley, California. (1), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults appear to be most common from May to July, with scattered records throughout the year. (2), (1)
Food
Heinrich (1956) listed Amorpha californica Nutt. (California false indigo) as a host plant (only found in Arizona and California). (1)
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 126, figs. 338, 822. (1)
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 112; pl. 4.9. (5)
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.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Catalog of the type specimens of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) in the collection of the NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
Brown, J.W, D. Adamski, R.W. Hodges & S.M. Bahr, II. 2004. Zootaxa 510: 160 pp.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.