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Genus Diatraea

Unknown moths - Diatraea lisetta - male - female Diatraea Moth - Hodges #5481 - Diatraea lisetta Hodges #5478 – Diatraea evanescens - Diatraea evanescens Diatraea lisetta Diatraea   - Diatraea Speckled Moth - Diatraea lisetta Diatraea lisetta Arizona Moth - Diatraea grandiosella
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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Chilonini
Genus Diatraea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diatraea Guilding, 1832; redescription in Fernald (1888) Entomologica Americana 4: 119
Eight species for North America
Print References
Solis et al. 2015. A new cryptic species of Diatraea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Crambinae) feeding on Eastern Gama Grass and a novel host association with a braconid (Hymenoptera) in the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 108(4): 648-659.