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Family Lacturidae - Tropical Burnet Moths

Lactura sp. - Lactura Sidewalk Moth - Lactura subfervens 2405  - Lactura pupula Moth - Lactura black spotted white moth - Lactura pupula Lactura subfervens  - Lactura subfervens Lactura subfervens, #2407 - Lactura subfervens Lactura basistriga - Hodges#2404 - Lactura basistriga
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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 Zygaenoidea
Family Lacturidae (Tropical Burnet Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly placed in family Yponomeutidae, Lactura was subsequently designated as the type-genus for the new family Lacturidae within the Zygaenoidea by Heppner in 1995
Numbers
6 species in 1 genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan of Lactura pupula 17-25 mm (1)
Range
Lactura pupula: Illinois and Kentucky, south to Florida and Texas
Food
larvae of Lactura pupula have been reported on Saffron Plum (Sideroxylon celastrinum =Bumelia celastrina) in Florida (1)
Internet References
pinned adult image and distribution of Lactura pupula (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult image of Lactura pupula plus photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of Lactura pupula (All-Leps)
common name reference (Tree of Life Web Project)
placement of Lactura in family Lacturidae by Heppner (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
presence in Florida; list of 2 species (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Texas; list of Lactura pupula (Dale Clark, Texas)
presence in Illinois; list of Lactura pupula (Illinois State Museum)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.