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Species Ambesa laetella - Hodges#5759

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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 Ambesa
Species laetella (Ambesa laetella - Hodges#5759)
Hodges Number
5759
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ambesa laetella Grote(1), 1880
Numbers
There are five species of the genus Ambesa in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Heinrich (1956) reported the wingspan as 28-30 mm. (4)
Identification
Heinrich (1956) revised description is in PDF. (4)
Range
California to Colorado, north to Alberta and British Columbia. (5)
Heinrich (1956) reported specimens from Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Nevada, California, Washington; Alberta and Manitoba, Canada. (4)
Holland (1915) reported the species to be common in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. (6)
Holotype collected in "Colorado" in British Museum. (4)
Season
The main flight period is May to August. (5)
Food
Heinrich (1956) listed the food plant as unknown. (4)
See Also
Ambesa laetella is easily recognized and unlikely to be confused with other North American species.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1880. New species of moths. The North American Entomologist, 1(12): 98.
Heinrich, C., 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin, 207: 108; figs. 18, 310, 790. (4)
Holland, W.J., 1915. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America. Doubleday, Page & Company, 410. (6)
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 36; pl. 1.16. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 25, fig. 31; p. 190. (7)
Works Cited
1.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
4.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.The Moth Book
W.J. Holland. 1968. Dover.
7.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems