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Species Nannobotys commortalis - Hodges#4822

Nannobotys commortalis from Red Rock Canyon State Park - Nannobotys commortalis N. commorsalis - Nannobotys commortalis Moth - Nannobotys commortalis Moth - Nannobotys commortalis Mimoschinia rufofascialis - Nannobotys commortalis
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Nannobotys
Species commortalis (Nannobotys commortalis - Hodges#4822)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nannobotys commortalis (Grote(1), 1881) (2)
Botis commortalis Grote, 1881
Nannobotys commortalis is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2), (3), (4)
Grote (1881) reported a wingspan of 11 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 3.5-4.5 mm. (5)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (6)
Eastern Washington to California, and Nevada. (7), (8), (9), (10), (5)
Holotype from Havilah, California, collected by Mr. Edwards.
The main flight period appears to be March to June. (10)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the adults are diurnal, and common at flowers in March and April. (5)
See Also
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1881. New moths chiefly from Arizona. The Canadian Entomologist, 13: 233.
Munroe, E.G., 1961. Synopsis of the North American Odontiinae, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada. 93(24): pp. 6, 36. (2)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 21, fig. 49; p. 171. (5)