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Found on Pyracantha
Range: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Missouri.
Adult Activity: Two generations per year, based on record from April through June and August through September. (Lingafelter & Horner, 1993)
Hosts: Larvae are stem borers in herbaceous plants, shrubs (e.g., sumac), adults are common on sunflowers (Yanega, 1996)
Similar Species: There are five species of Batyle, (and 10 subspecies), the following species occur in Texas:
Batyle ignicollis ignicollis (Say) 1824
Batyle suturalis cylindrella Casey 1893
Batyle suturalis melanicollis Linsley 1957
Photo: Batyle ignicollis - BugGuide.Net
Etymology: Batyle ignicollis
ign, -e, -i (L). Fire
coll, -i (L). The neck
Biography: Thomas Say (1787 – 1834) - Wikipedia
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