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Species Neohelvibotys polingi - Hodges#4979

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 Pyraustinae
Genus Neohelvibotys
Species polingi (Neohelvibotys polingi - Hodges#4979)
Hodges Number
4979
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neohelvibotys polingi (Capps, 1967)
Loxostege polingi Capps, 1967 (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
The genus Neohelvibotys includes more than three species in America north of Mexico. (3), (4)
Size
Capps (1967) listed the wingspan. (1)
♂ 18-23 mm.
♀ 19-23 mm.
Identification
Capps (1967) described the adult, including the genitalia. (1)
Range
Capps (1967) identified specimens from Florida, Texas, and Arizona; Mexico. (1)
He also listed the type locality as Lakeland Florida. (1)
Season
Capps (1967) reported April to September in the United States, and June to October in Mexico. (1)
Food
Capps (1967) reported the host plant is unknown. (1)
See Also
Neohelvibotys arizonensis, has more sharply defined shading along the outer margin of both the hindwing and forewing. (1)
Print References
Capps, H.W., 1967. Review of some species of Loxostege Hübner and descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera, Pyraustidae, Pyraustinae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 120(3561): 9, figs. 14, 67, 109. (1)
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 49; plate 3.62. (5)
Works Cited
1.Review of some species of Loxostege (Hübner) and descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera, Pyraustidae, Pyrausinae)
Hahn W. Capps. 1967. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 120(3361): 1-75.
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico - Fascicle 13.2a - Pyralidae: Pyraustinae
Eugene Munroe. 1976. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
7.Moths of Southeast Arizona