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Species Comadia suaedivora - Alkali blite borer moth - Hodges#2680

Moth - Comadia suaedivora
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Cossinae
Genus Comadia
Species suaedivora (Alkali blite borer moth - Hodges#2680)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Comadia suaedivora Brown & Allen, 1973
Brown (1975) listed the forewing length (1)
♂ 12-16 mm.
♀ 12-17 mm.
Brown (1975) revised description is in PDF. (1)
Brown (1975) reported the species from San Joaquin Valley in California. (1)
Holotype from California, Tulare Co., Tipton.
Brown (1975) reported May to June. (1)
Moth Photographers Group shows a flight period of April to June. (2)
Brown & Allen (1973) reported the larvae feed on the crowns and roots of Suaeda fruticosa (L.) Forsk.
Print References
Brown & Allen, 1973. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 49 (3): 241
Brown, R.M., 1975. A revision of the North American Comadia (Cossidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 14(4): p. 197; fig.2; map 1.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the North American Comadia (Cossidae)
Richard M. Brown. 1975. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 14(4): 189-212.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group