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Species Rumatha bihinda - Hodges#5979

5979  - Rumatha bihinda
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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 Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Rumatha
Species bihinda (Rumatha bihinda - Hodges#5979)
Hodges Number
5979
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rumatha bihinda (Dyar, 1922)
Zophodia bihinda Dyar, 1922
Size
Heinrich (1939) listed the wingspan 30-35 mm. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 14.5-16 mm. (2)
Identification
Dyar (1922) original description as Zophodia bihinda is online in the print references.
Heinrich (1939)(1) and Heinrich (1956)(3) descriptions of the adult, including genitalia, are both in PDF.
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) reported California to western Texas and Mexico. (2)
Holotype from Jemez Springs, Sandoval County, New Mexico. (1)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a flight period of May to August. (2)
Moth Photographers Group displays records for March and the latest of September. (5)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) stated the larval host unknown but other members of the genus feed on Cylindropuntia chollas (cholla cactus). (2)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1922. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, p. 173.
Heinrich, C., 1939. The cactus-feeding Phycitinae: A contribution toward a revision of the American Pyralidoid moths of the family Phycitidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 86(3053), p. 366; plates 27, 39, 48; figs. 14-14c, 54, 108-108a, 109-109a. (1)
Heinrich, C., 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin 207, p. 249; figs. 540, 1030. (3)
Neunzig, H.H., 1997. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 75; pl. 2, fig. 10. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009 Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 26, fig. 25; p. 196. (2)
Works Cited
1.The cactus-feeding Phycitinae: A contribution toward a revision of the American Pyralidoid moths of the family Phycitidae
Carl Heinrich. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 86(3053): 331-413.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.The Moths of North America north of Mexico. Fascicle 15.4. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae (part)
H. H. Neunzig. 1997. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
7.Moths of Southeast Arizona