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Species Eremanthe chemsaki - Chemsak's Desert Moth - Hodges#4815

small moth - Eremanthe chemsaki
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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 Eremanthe
Species chemsaki (Chemsak's Desert Moth - Hodges#4815)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eremanthe chemsaki Munroe, 1972 (1)
Explanation of Names
The species name is in honor of John Chemsak
Eremanthe chemsaki is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1), (2), (3)
Munroe (1972) original description is in MONA. (1)
Determined by Ed Knudson (Texas Lepidoptera Survey).
California; Mexico.
Holotype from Red Rock Canyon State Park, California (California Academy of Sciences Collection).
Based on live obseravtions, appears to be associated with Hole-in-the-sand Plants (Nicolletia spp.). Adults sit on the flowers.
The main flight period appears to be March to May. (4)
Print References
Munroe, E. G. 1972 b: Pyraloidea, Pyralidae comprising subfamilies Odontiinae, Glaphyrinae. 163, pl. 8 fig. 32, pl. C fig. 9. – In: Dominick, R. B. et al., The Moths of America north of Mexico. 13.1B 13.1 B. – E.W. Classey and R.B.D. Publications Inc., London. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 13.1B: Pyralidae, Odontiinae+Glaphyriinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems