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Species Rostrolaetilia placidella - Hodges#5954

Rostrolaetilia placidella
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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 Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Cactus-Feeding Group)
Genus Rostrolaetilia
Species placidella (Rostrolaetilia placidella - Hodges#5954)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rostrolaetilia placidella (Barnes & McDunnough, 1918) (1)
Parramatta placidella Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
Blanchard & Ferguson (1975) placed in Rostrolaetilia (1)
There are 10 species of the genus Rostrolaetilia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Barnes & McDunnough (1918) reported a wingspan of 19 mm.
Blanchard & Ferguson (1975) reported the wingspan. (1)
♂ 19-20 mm.
♀ 15.5-22 mm.
California. (2), (3)
Lectoytpe ♂ from Olancha, Inyo County, California, June 24-30, of the Barnes collection in the USNM. (1)
The adults appear to be most common during the months of May to July and September. (3)
Blanchard & Ferguson (1975) collected specimens in May, June, and July. (1)
Blanchard & Ferguson (1975) did not mention a host or immature stages. (1)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 4: 177.
Blanchard, A. & D.F. Ferguson, 1975. Rostrolaetilia - a new North American genus of the subfamily Phycitinae, with descriptions of seven new species (Pyralidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 29(3): 135; figs. 1, 13, 15, 23. (1)
Neunzig, H.H., 1997. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 28; pl. 1.17. (4)