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Species Sclerocona acutellus - Hodges#5298.1

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Genus Sclerocona
Species acutellus (Sclerocona acutellus - Hodges#5298.1)
Hodges Number
5298.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leraut (2012) recognized sinensellus as a subspecies (1).
Range
Currently Eastern North America. Introduced from Eurasia.
Food
Larvae feed on Phragmites australis.
Remarks
Sclerocona acutellus was first reported in the United States from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Rhode Island by Wagner et al. (2003) (1).
See Also
Nascia acutellus

Internet References
Info from Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 57(4),2003, 270-273 by Wagner, Ferguson and Glaser
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)