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80a1431 – 5493   Eoreuma loftini (Dyar, 1917)

Steve Nanz
Distribution: USA: FL to CA; Mexico.Type locality (loftini): Glendale, AZ.
Type locality (opinionellus): Yuma, AZ.
Field Marks:
For additional information on identification, distribution, etc., see 19308.
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Synonymy: Chilo loftini Dyar, 1917
Chilo opinionellus Dyar, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: Eoreuma loftini (Dyar, 1917) is also listed as 19308 in the Exotic Species of Potential Concern Library.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Dyar, H.G., 1917. Seven new crambids from the United States (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae). Insecutor inscitiae menstruus, 5(4-6): 84-85.
  • Hayden, J.E. 2012. Mexican Rice Borer, Eoreuma loftini (Dyar) (Lepidoptera:Crambidae:Crambinae) in Florida [pdf]
  • Mexican Rice Borer ID card [pdf]
  • Natural History Museum: HOSTS- A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants website
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 24.32f; p. 183. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eoreuma loftini
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Eoreuma loftini
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Eoreuma loftini
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