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Species Oenobotys texanalis - Hodges#4941

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Genus Oenobotys
Species texanalis (Oenobotys texanalis - Hodges#4941)
Hodges Number
4941
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oenobotys texanalis Munroe & Blanchard, 1976(1)
Size
FW 9 mm.
Identification
From Munroe & Blanchard's original description(1): Similar in general appearance to O. vinotinctalis, but larger (FW 9 mm); FW wider, with apex sharper and termen less strongly convex; transverse lines of FW finer and less blurred; both FW and HW with basal part of fringe fuscous, distal part contrastingly white. The fringes on vinotinctalis have distal parts buff, not contrastingly white.
On worn specimens or in photography on a pale background, the white distal part of the fringe on texanalis can be difficult to see, but images on MPG and BOLD suggest that the dark base of the fringe may also be wider, leading some observers to suggest that the fringe has an overall darker appearance. [V. Bugh, A. Hendrickson]
Range
West Texas (Jeff Davis and Brewster Cos.)(1); the type locality is Fort Davis, TX. BG observations apparently extend the range E in the Hill Country to Terrell and Edwards counties. A December record in Travis County may be a stray.
Season
Specimens and images are from April, July, and October, with one report in December (see above).
Remarks
The original description is available in Munroe's 1976 MONA fascicle 13.2A(1).
Print References
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2A. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, pp. 18-19.(1)