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80a1305 – 4766   Oligostigmoides cryptalis (Druce, 1896)
Distribution Data for Oligostigmoides cryptalis
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Distribution: Texas (Munroe 1972).
Jalapa, Mexico.
Field Marks:
All images shown for this species on MPG should be considered tentative and may represent more than one species in Oligostigmoides. Munroe (1972) states, "The species is recorded as ranging from Panama to Texas, but the genus needs revision and it is possible that not all the material listed from this wide range is conspecific."
Similar Species:
  • Langessa nomophilalis (Dyar, 1906)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cataclysta cryptalis Druce, 1896
Cataclysta cryptale Hampson, 1897
Taxonomic Notes: Oligostigmoides cryptalis (Druce, 1896) replaces 4766 Oligostigmoides cryptale (Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), unjustified emendation in Hampson (1897).
  • Druce, H., 1891-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera, 2: 275; vol. 3: pl. 63, fig. 19.
  • Hampson, G.F., 1897. On the classification of two subfamilies of moths of the family Pyralidae: the Hydrocampinae and Scoparianae.. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, (1897): 167.
  • Munroe, E.G., 1972. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae (part), Odontiinae, Glaphryiinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 13.1A: 112; Fasc. 13.1C: pl. 1, fig. 43 (order). - Free Access
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Oligostigmoides cryptalis
- type - LG – H. Druce

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