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Species Xanthophysa psychicalis - Xanthophysa Moth - Hodges#4879

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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Xanthophysa
Species psychicalis (Xanthophysa Moth - Hodges#4879)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xanthophysa psychicalis (Hulst, 1886)
Botis psychicalis Hulst, 1886
Botis psychialis Hulst, 1886 (misspelling)
Explanation of Names
Xanthophysa psychicalis (Hulst, 1886) was originally misspelled as psychialis in Hulst (1886) p. 149 but the spelling was corrected in the same work on p. xxiv so the corrections stands.
Wingspan: 14 mm. (Hulst, 1886: 149). (1)
"Expands 14 mm. Antennae, thorax and abdomen light ochreous ; front white ; between the antenna, and at summit of thorax, and on fore wings rich yellow ; fore wings crossed by two white lines, the basal straight, the outer bent outwardly above middle ; a white basal spot and white basally along inner margin ; margin fuscous, fringes fuscous at base, cinereous outwardly ; hind wings whitish, a faint fuscous median band and margin, and fringe fuscous; beneath fuscous, outer line and veins beyond line light fuscous." - Hulst, 1886: 149. (1)
See Also
Glaphyria sesquistrialis has fringes ochre to light brown, not dark ashy gray. The am. and pm. lines tend to be solid white edged with darker ground color. This dark edging tends to be solid as well and accents the white lines. X. psychialis tends to have dark gray scales scattered within as well as at the edges of the white lines which gives the lines a weaker and more interrupted appearance especially in the outwardly curved portion of the pm. line where gray scales may completely replace the wite scales.
Print References
Hulst, G.D., 1886. Descriptions of new Pyralidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 13: 149; xxiv (errata ).
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new Pyralidae.
George. D. Hulst. 1886. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 13: 145-168.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems