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Species Compacta hirtalis - Hodges#5234

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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 Spilomelinae
Tribe Margaroniini
Genus Compacta
Species hirtalis (Compacta hirtalis - Hodges#5234)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Compacta hirtalis (Guenée, 1854)
Botys hirtalis Guenée, 1854
Botys amatalis Walker, 1859
Botys lybialis Walker, 1859
Wingspan about 25 mm.
Southern Texas and southern Arizona to Central America.
See Also
Compacta capitalis
Print References
Guenée, A., 1854. Deltoïdes et Pyralites. In J.A.B.D. de Boisduval and A. Guenée. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lepidoptéres. 8: 344
Walker, F. 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. 18: 624-626.