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Species Palpita atrisquamalis - Gracile Palpita Moth - Hodges#5220

Palpita gracilalias - Palpita atrisquamalis Palpita gracialis (Hulst) - Palpita atrisquamalis Gracile Palpita Moth - Hodges #5220 - Palpita atrisquamalis Moth - White and Gold - Palpita atrisquamalis Moth, dorsal - Palpita atrisquamalis 5220  - Palpita atrisquamalis Gracile Palpita Moth - Palpita atrisquamalis Palpita atrisquamalis
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Palpita
Species atrisquamalis (Gracile Palpita Moth - Hodges#5220)
Hodges Number
5220
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Palpita atrisquamalis (Hampson, 1912)
Glyphodes atrisquamalis Hampson, 1912
Botis gracilalis Hulst, 1886 - syn. preocc. by (H.-S., 1871) (Botis)
Size
Forewing length 10-12.5 mm. (1)
Identification
Original description online: (archive.org) 151
Translucent white wings with pearly iridescence, the costa is brown, with a large, dark gray reniform and smaller orbicular spots.
University of California, Berkeley - large photo of pinned adult.
Range
California(2) to Texas(3) and Oklahoma. (1), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Print References
Hampson, G.F. 1912. Descriptions of new Species of Pyralidae of the Subfamily Pyraustinse. The annals and magazine of natural history, including zoology, botany, and geology. ser. 8 v. 10(60): 569
Hulst, G. D. 1886. Descriptions of new Pyralidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society vol. 13(3-4), p. 151
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.179, pl.23.41 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - map with some distribution data, living and pinned adults.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.