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Crambidae
801382.005285Salbia tytiusalis (Walker, 1859)

Jean Evoy
Distribution: Type Locality: Honduras.
Description/
Field Marks:
FWL: 6 mm; male without antennal tufts; shading between the PM line and the margin is hardly distinct from the ground color and is practically continuous with the PM line - James Hayden (12/14/2020).
Similar Species:
  • Salbia mizaralis is larger, FW: 8-9 mm, and typically darker; males with small, indistinct antennal scale tuft (or maybe two) - James Hayden (pers. comm., 12/14/2020)
  • Salbia melanobathrum FWL = ~6 mm; male with jet-black antennal tufts; shading between the HW PM line and the margin is darker and distinctly separated from the PM line by the pale ground color - James Hayden (12/14/2020).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botys tytiusalis Walker, 1859
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London, 18: 605. (description of ♀)
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London, 19: 984. (description of ♂)
Salbia tytiusalis
Jean Evoy
Salbia tytiusalis
[T] - Greg Raterman
Salbia tytiusalis
14mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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