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80a0998 – 5289   Marasmia cochrusalis (Walker, 1859)

© Maury Heiman
Distribution: Type locality: "St. Domingo".
Field Marks:
FW middle portion of st. line or shade is narrowly separated from the pm. line. The HW pm. and st. lines tend to be more narrowly separated than in trapezalis with pm. line bending more toward the apex. The HW pm. line tends to align with the FW st. line in cochrusalis and with the pm. line in trapezalis.
Similar Species:
  • See Marasmia trapezalis.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Hydrocampa? cochrusalis Walker, 1859
Botys azionalis Walker, 1859
Cnaphalocrocis perspersalis Möschler, 1890
Botys ruptalis Walker, [1866]
Taxonomic Notes: Marasmia cochrusalis (Walker, 1859), placed by some authors in the genus Cnaphalocrocis, is treated as a member of the genus Marasmia in Shaffer & Munroe (2003:63).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Shaffer, J.C. & E. Munroe, 2003 (2007). Crambidae of Aldabra Atoll (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea). Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 14(1-2): 1-110.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London, 19: 959.
Marasmia cochrusalis
© Ron Votaw
Marasmia cochrusalis
© Bob Patterson
Marasmia cochrusalis
© Machele White
Marasmia cochrusalis
© Carol Wolf
Marasmia cochrusalis
© Larry Line
Marasmia cochrusalis
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Marasmia cochrusalis
© Jim Vargo

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