Evergestinae

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Evergestinae
Evergestis.pallidata.jpg
Evergestis pallidata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Obtectomera
Superfamily: Pyraloidea
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Evergestinae
Marion, 1952[1]
Genera

10, see text

Evergestinae is a fairly small subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. It contains roughly 140 species on all continents and continental islands. Evergestine moths resemble Pyraustinae; however, the male genitalia have a long uncus and long, slender gnathos. The larvae feed mostly on Brassicaceae.

Taxonomists' opinions differ as to the correct placement of the Crambidae, some authorities treating them as a subfamily (Crambinae) of the family Pyralidae. If this is done, Evergestinae is usually treated as a separate subfamily within Pyralidae.

Genera[edit]

  • Agastya Moore, 1881 (= Agastia Moore, 1881)
  • Cornifrons Lederer, 1858 (= Ventosalis Marion, 1957)
  • Crocidolomia Zeller, 1852 (= Godara Walker, 1859, Pseudopisara Shiraki, 1913, Tchahbaharia Amsel, 1951)
  • Cylindrifrons Munroe, 1951
  • Evergestella Munroe, 1974
  • Evergestis Hübner, 1825 (= Aedis Grote, 1878, Paraedis Grote, 1882, Paroedis Hampson, 1899, Euergestis Warren, 1892, Euergestis Rebel, 1906-07, Homochroa Hübner, 1825, Maelinoptera Staudinger, 1893, Mesographe Hübner, 1825, Orobena Guenée, 1854, Pachyzancloides Matsumura, 1925, Pionea Duponchel, 1845, Reskovitsia Szent-Ivány, 1942, Scopolia Hübner, 1825)
  • Orenaia Duponchel, 1845
  • Prorasea Grote, 1878
  • Symphysa Hampson, (1898) 1899
  • Trischistognatha Warren, 1892

References[edit]

  1. ^ "global Pyraloidea database". Globiz.pyraloidea.org. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 

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