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Species Pococera expandens - Double-humped Pococera Moth - Hodges#5608

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Pococera
Species expandens (Double-humped Pococera Moth - Hodges#5608)
Hodges Number
5608
Other Common Names
Striped Oak Webworm Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pococera expandens (Walker, 1863)
Benta expandens Walker, 1863
Tetralopha nephelotella[i] (Hulst, 1888) - synonym Munroe, 1963: 679
[i]Tetralopha expandens
Explanation of Names
Author: Walker, 1863
Numbers
One of twenty-six species in the genus for North America
Size
Wingspan circa 26 mm
Food
oak
Life Cycle
larva, larval leaf shelter, close-up of larva, adult
See Also
many similar Pococera sp.
Kimball (1965) wrote, "The determinations in this genus [Tetralopha] are very difficult and many of them unreliable."(1)
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1888 New genera and species of Epipaschiae and Phycitidae. Entomologica Americana. 4: 114 (description of nephelotella)
Munroe, E. 1963 A New Species of Tetralopha (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) from Vaccinium. The Canadian Entomologist 95(7): 677-679
Walker, F. 1863 Crambites & Tortricites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. 27: 112
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)