Species Details

Bandera virginella

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SeasonalityLate June to August. IdentificationA small Pyralid with a wingspan around 21 mm. Both fore and hind wings are yellowish white above, the forewings being sprinkled with brown scales. The frons is conical as in other Bandera species but the costal area of the forewings is yellowish white, not all white as in Bandera binotella which also has black spots on the posterior part of the forewings, or basally white as in Bandera cupidinella. Similar to Coenochroa illibella but lacking a pale to whitish FW costa. Also similar to Anerastia lotella but smaller and the frons is conical rather than being rounded. Very different from Peoria approximella in which the labial palpi, frons and area of the fore wings above between the costa and anal vein is blood red to orange red. The genitalia are described and illustrated by Shaffer (1968) while the moth is illustrated by Neunzig (1990).

Scientific Name Bandera virginella Habitat Sand dune areas. Seasonality Late June to August. Identification
A small Pyralid with a wingspan around 21 mm. Both fore and hind wings are yellowish white above, the forewings being sprinkled with brown scales. The frons is conical as in other Bandera species but the costal area…
A small Pyralid with a wingspan around 21 mm. Both fore and hind wings are yellowish white above, the forewings being sprinkled with brown scales. The frons is conical as in other Bandera species but the costal area of the forewings is yellowish white, not all white as in Bandera binotella which also has black spots on the posterior part of the forewings, or basally white as in Bandera cupidinella. Similar to Coenochroa illibella but lacking a pale to whitish FW costa. Also similar to Anerastia lotella but smaller and the frons is conical rather than being rounded. Very different from Peoria approximella in which the labial palpi, frons and area of the fore wings above between the costa and anal vein is blood red to orange red. The genitalia are described and illustrated by Shaffer (1968) while the moth is illustrated by Neunzig (1990).
Life History Unknown. Conservation Rare in Alberta and apparently restricted to sand dune areas. Diet Info Unknown. Range
Described from Pullman, Washington, by Dyar. Otherwise known from southern Alberta and Washington, south through Washington and Colorado to California and New Mexico (Shaffer, 1968). A specimen collected by K. Bowman…
Described from Pullman, Washington, by Dyar. Otherwise known from southern Alberta and Washington, south through Washington and Colorado to California and New Mexico (Shaffer, 1968). A specimen collected by K. Bowman at Medicine Hat, Alberta, on June 24, 1945 is in the Canadian National Collection (CNC) (Shaffer, 1968). A series was collected on August 12, 2008 by Gary Anweiler in the Middle Sand Hills, 57 km NE of Suffield, Alberta.

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"Species Details - Bandera virginella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6411. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Pyraloidea Family Pyralidae Subfamily Phycitinae Genus Bandera Species Bandera virginella
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