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Species Negalasa fumalis - Hodges#5551

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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Negalasa
Species fumalis (Negalasa fumalis - Hodges#5551)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Negalasa fumalis Barnes & McDunnough(1), 1913
Negalasa fumalis is the only member of the genus listed in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Barnes & McDunnough (1913) listed the wingspan.
♂ 15 mm.
♀ 18 mm.
Barnes & McDunnough (1913) description stated.
♂ "Palpi, head and thorax pale ochraceous; tufts on legs smoky brown, primaries, pale to deep ochraceous, slightly sprinkled with smoky scales and shaded with smoky along costa, crossed by two faint waved ochreous lines; the t. a. line is upright, bordered inwardly by a black shade, usually more prominent than the line itself; t. p. line strongly excurved, from 2nd costal sinus, then subparallel to outer margin, with prominent black border; faint trace of dark terminal line; fringes ochreous, smoky outwardly and apically; secondaries pale ochreous, slightly smoky, especially along vein 2. Beneath, primaries deep ochreous, secondaries pale, costa of both wings shaded with black; traces of postmedian smoky line marked on costa with ochreous spot."
♀ "Primaries much deeper in color than in ♂, smoky brown, crossed by two indistinct black lines, corresponding to the black shade-lines of ♂; secondaries smoky."
Southern Texas, southern Arizona. (4), (3)
Barnes & McDunnough (1913) collected adults in San Benito, Texas (March, May, and July), and Brownsville, Texas (October, November).
No information on immature stages or host.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1913. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. The Review Press, 2(3): 136; pl. 9, figs. 3-4.
Works Cited
1.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems