Species Details

Mimoschinia rufofascialis

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Common NameRufous-banded Pyralid Moth SeasonalityJune to early July. IdentificationWingspan around 18 mm. Forewings rather square with greenish or grayish buff ground color, reddish-brown AM and PM bands, a triangular patch on the middle of the costa and a small apical patch of the same color. The hindwings above are grayish buff with a somewhat lighter median area, and a white fringe. The antennae are filiform and strongly ciliated. The genitalia of the species have been described by Munroe (1972).

Scientific Name Mimoschinia rufofascialis Common Name Rufous-banded Pyralid Moth Seasonality June to early July. Identification
Wingspan around 18 mm. Forewings rather square with greenish or grayish buff ground color, reddish-brown AM and PM bands, a triangular patch on the middle of the costa and a small apical patch of the same color. The…
Wingspan around 18 mm. Forewings rather square with greenish or grayish buff ground color, reddish-brown AM and PM bands, a triangular patch on the middle of the costa and a small apical patch of the same color. The hindwings above are grayish buff with a somewhat lighter median area, and a white fringe. The antennae are filiform and strongly ciliated. The genitalia of the species have been described by Munroe (1972).
Life History The life history has been described by Heinrich (1921) and Leech (1949). Conservation Locally common, of no concern. Diet Info The larva is a seed-feeder of various Malvaceous plants, including Malvastrum spp. (Heinrich 1921, Leech 1949). Range
The nominate subspecies occurs in the Caribbean area. The ssp. novalis occurs from Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Vernon, British Columbia, and south to Texas and Sandiego Co., California (Munroe 1972). Reported from Areas…
The nominate subspecies occurs in the Caribbean area. The ssp. novalis occurs from Medicine Hat, Alberta, to Vernon, British Columbia, and south to Texas and Sandiego Co., California (Munroe 1972). Reported from Areas 6 (Calgary), 10 (Edmonton) and 18 (Hillcrest) in Alberta by Bowman (1951) as Noctuelia rufofascialis. Also known in Alberta from Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park and East Arrowwood Coulee.

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"Mimoschinia rufofascialis, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6315. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Crambidae Subfamily Odontiinae Genus Mimoschinia Species Mimoschinia rufofascialis
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum