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Species Petrophila jaliscalis - Hodges#4775

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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 Acentropinae
Tribe Argyractini
Genus Petrophila
Species jaliscalis (Petrophila jaliscalis - Hodges#4775)
Hodges Number
4775
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Petrophila jaliscalis (Schaus, 1906)
Cataclysta jaliscalis Schaus, 1906
Parargyractis jaliscalis
* phylogentic sequence #144000
Explanation of Names
Schaus described the moth from Guadalajara, Mexico and named it for the for the state of Jalisco.
Size
Forewing length 7-11 mm.(1)
Identification
Mark Dreiling's DNA supported specimen
Range
Alberta to Texas to Arizona and California.(1)
Habitat
Algea covered rocks - larvae are aquatic, living within a silken web in streams; P. jaliscalis is adapted to slower, warmer, less oxygenated streams than P. confusalis. This allows P. jaliscalis to have a more southern distribution and association with intermittent streams (Merritt & Cummins, p.387; Tuskes, 1981).
Life Cycle
Adult lays 200-300 eggs in up to 4 meters of water, carrying a layer of air that sustains her from 4 to 12 hours. After ovipositing she dies in the water. Some females only submerge partially and deposit eggs shallowly over several days.(1)
See Also
Larger, brighter, more contrasting than P. confusalis.(1)
Print References
Merritt, R. W. & K. W. Cummins 1996. An introduction to the aquatic insects of North America. p.387 (Google Books)
Schaus, W. 1906. Descriptions of new South American moths. Proc. USNM 30: 135-136
Tuskes, P. M. 1981. Factors influencing the abundance and distribution of two aquatic moths of the genus Parargyractis (Pyralidae). Jl. Lep. Soc. 35(3): 161-168 (PDF)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description (4)
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photo of pinned adult