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Subfamily Pyraustinae

unknown moth - Conchylodes ovulalis Diaphania Moth - Hodges #5205 - Diaphania modialis Hahncappsia mancalis  - Hahncappsia mancalis 4951 - Perispasta caeculalis Celery Leaftier - Udea rubigalis Nascia acutella moth - Diaphania Moth - Syngamia florella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly a subfamily of Pyralidae; now considered a subfamily of Crambidae (see Butterflies & Moths of the World)
Identification
Slender body; broad wings as in Geometer moths, but abdomen as long or longer than hind wings (in most Geometers, the abdomen is shorter than the hind wings). Many species are brightly colored and boldly patterned.
Range
Predominantly tropical but represented throughout United States and southern Canada.
Life Cycle
Larvae fold leaves or bore in stems and fruits of food plants.
Print References
(1)

Solis, M. Alma (2007) Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) (read online)
Internet References
Moths of the Grenadines - links to pinned adult images (Matthew Barnes)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.