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Species Pococera baptisiella - Hodges#5619

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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 Epipaschiinae
Genus Pococera
Species baptisiella (Pococera baptisiella - Hodges#5619)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pococera baptisiella (Fernald, 1887) (1)
Tetralopha baptisiella Fernald, 1887
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet refers to the host plant Baptisia.
There are 26 species of the genus Pococera in America north of Mexico. (2)
Fernald (1887) listed a wingspan of 22 mm.
The Fernald (1887) and Hulst (1889) descriptions are available in the print references below.
Heppner (2003) includes New York to Florida, Illinois to Texas. (3)
Alberta, Canada records. (4)
The adults are most common from May to September. (2)
Heppner (2003) reports March to May, and July for Florida. (3)
Heppner (2003) reports Baptisia sp. (wild indigo) Leguminosae. (3)
Print References
Fernald, C.H. 1887. North American Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana 3: 128.
Hulst, G.D. 1889. The Epipaschiinae of North America. Entomologica Americana 5(3): 70.
Works Cited
1.A phylogenetic analysis and reclassification of the genera of the Pococera complex (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Epipaschiinae)
M. Alma Solis. 1993. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 101(1): 1-83.
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. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Butterflies of North America