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Species Noctueliopsis rhodoxanthinalis - Hodges#4836

Odontiinae? Crambid moth - Noctueliopsis rhodoxanthinalis Odontiinae? Crambid moth - Noctueliopsis rhodoxanthinalis Noctueliopsis rhodoxanthinalis
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Noctueliopsis
Species rhodoxanthinalis (Noctueliopsis rhodoxanthinalis - Hodges#4836)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Noctueliopsis rhodoxanthinalis Munroe, 1974
Munroe (1974) listed the forewing length 7-9 mm.
Forewing above bright pink. A contrasting, inwardly oblique, straight, yellow antemedial band, extending from R to basal part of posterior margin. A similar, somewhat less strongly inwardly oblique, postmedial band from R, to posterior margin distad of middle. Fringe with basal part pink, concolorous with wing, distal part brown. Hind wing above almost uniformly brownish fuscous, somewhat darker on distal part of wing. Fringe with basal part concolorous with wing, distal part dull buff. Wings beneath uniformly light brownish fuscous. Pale bands of forewing very faintly indicated near posterior margin.
The external characters are exactly as in other species of Noctueliopsis, but the wing pattern is very distinctive, being perhaps most like that of N. pandoralis (Barnes and McDunnough, 1914), but with uniformly pink forewing and with distinct yellow bands, not diffuse bluish-grey ones. The maculation is even closer to that of Mojavia achemonalis (Barnes and McDunnough, 1914) and that of Mojaviodes blanchardae Munroe, 1973, but differs from the former in having two separate yellow bands, not a single patch or band, and in the larger size, and from the latter in the deeper, more uniform pink color, the even add more restricted yellow bands, and the dark termen and fringe.
Western Texas
Life Cycle
Munroe (1974) reported the early stages unknown.
Type locality: USA, Texas, Brewster Co., alpine, ca. 5000 ft.
Print References
Munroe, E., 1974. A new Noctueliopsis from Texas Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Odontiinae. The Canadian Entomologist 106(6): 655-658, figs. 1-3.
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