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Species Stegea simplicialis - Hodges#4861

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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Stegea
Species simplicialis (Stegea simplicialis - Hodges#4861)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stegea simplicialis (Kearfott, 1907)
Symphysa simplicialis Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #801041
wingspan 11-15 mm. (1)
forewing length averages 5.0-5.5 mm (2)
Texas to Arizona according to Kearfott (1907) (1)
limited to south Texas according to Munroe (1972) (2)
March to August (2)
Life Cycle
Munroe (1972) reported the genus Stegea as a case-bearing group. (2)
See Also
Stegea mexicana is most similar in size and appearance. In addition to genitalia differences, the PM line of mexicana has the dark element stronger that the pale-gray element that borders the dark element distally; the PM line of simplicialis has the dark element weakly developed. (2)
Stegea sola is also similar and found in south Texas, but the forewing basal area of sola is concolorous with the rest of the wing, and the pale AM/PM lines are more equally distinct. (2)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1): 4. (1)
Works Cited
1.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 13.1B: Pyralidae, Odontiinae+Glaphyriinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems