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Species Arcola malloi - Alligatorweed Stem Borer Moth - Hodges#5914.5

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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 Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Arcola
Species malloi (Alligatorweed Stem Borer Moth - Hodges#5914.5 )
Hodges Number
5914.5
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arcola malloi (Pastrana, 1961)
Vogtia malloi Pastrana, 1961
Identification

Det. James Hayden
Range
throughout Florida - Map (MPG)
Season
yr round in FL (MPG)
Remarks
First introduced to the United States on May 10, 1972 as a possible biological control of the accidentally introduced pest alligatorweed, Alternanther philoxeroides (Amaranthaceae). (1)
Print References
Brown, J.L. 1973. Vogtia malloi, a newly introduced Pyralid (Lepidoptera) for the control of alligatorweed in the United States. (1)
Pastrana, J.A. 1961. Reuta. Invest. Agric. of Buenos Aires. 15: 265.