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Species Sitochroa aureolalis - Hodges#4985

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 Pyraustinae
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Sitochroa
Species aureolalis (Sitochroa aureolalis - Hodges#4985)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sitochroa aureolalis (Hulst, 1886)
Eurycreon aureolalis Hulst, 1886
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "golden," for the "deep golden yellow" forewing. (1)
Hulst (1886) provided a brief original description.
"The size and markings of E. chortalis Grote, but with the fore wings bright, smooth, deep golden yellow, and the hind wings yellow fuscous; beneath, with orbicular and reniform evident, and outer and marginal lines on all wings; color of wings yellow fuscous; lines fuscous."
California to western Texas. (2)
Holotype ♂ from Arizona.
The main flight period appears to be May to September. (2)
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1886. Descriptions of new Pyralidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 13: 156.
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 52; pl. 3.54-56. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico - Fascicle 13.2a - Pyralidae: Pyraustinae
Eugene Munroe. 1976. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.