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Species Basacallis tarachodes - Hodges#5540

Pyralid Moth - Hodges #5540 - Basacallis tarachodes Basacallis tarachodes Hodges #5568 - Arta olivalis?  - Basacallis tarachodes Two-toned cream colored moth - Basacallis tarachodes Basacallis tarachodes Basacallis tarachodes Basacallis tarachodes Arta sp.? - Basacallis tarachodes
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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Basacallis
Species tarachodes (Basacallis tarachodes - Hodges#5540)
Hodges Number
5540
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Basacallis tarachodes (Dyar, 1914)
Parachma tarachodes Dyar, 1914 (1)
Numbers
Basacallis tarachodes is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Cashatt (1984) listed the wingspan as 16-23 mm. (3)
Dyar (1914) listed a wingspan of 15 mm. (1)
Range
South Carolina and Florida to Arkansas and Texas; Mexico to Panama. (4)
Season
Records of adults in January to May, August, and December in Florida. (4)
Food
Host is unknown. (4)
See Also
Arta olivalis has median area concolorous with AM and PM areas and PM line closer to outer margin. The outer margin may have black dashes but usually not as extensively as in Basacallis.



Condylolomia participalis lacks scale tufts on femora, has darker PM area, and has red fringe.



Parachma ochracealis has scale tufts on tarsi.

Print References
Cashatt, E.D. 1984. Revision of the genus Parachma Walker (Pyralidae: Chrysauginae) of North America north of Mexico with description of a new genus. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 38(4). p. 278; figs. 12-17. (3)
Dyar, H.G. 1914. Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 47 (2050): 306. (1)
Works Cited
1.Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone
Harrison Gray Dyar. 1914. Proceeding of the United States National Museum, 47(2050): 139-350.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Revision of the genus Parachma Walker (Pyralidae: Chrysauginae) of North America north of Mexico with description of a new genus
Everett D. Cashatt. 1984. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 38(4): 268-280.
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group