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Species Ufa rubedinella - Hodges#5895

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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 Ufa
Species rubedinella (Ufa rubedinella - Hodges#5895)
Hodges Number
5895
Numbers
one of 4 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
the only species occurring in Florida
Size
wingspan about 17 mm, based on two Internet photos
Identification
Adult: sexually dimorphic - male forewing brownish-red beyond PM line and along costa but pale yellowish elsewhere; female forewing reddish-brown except for pale strip along costa; both sexes with one or two dark discal dots in median area; hindwing more than twice as broad as forewing, white with dark terminal line and white fringe; labial palps relatively short, recurved partly over head
Range
Florida, Caribbean, and Central America
See Also
Tampa Moth forewing is bisected longitudinally (half dark, half pale)
moths in the tribe Peoriini such as Carmine Snout Moth have a long snout projecting foreward in front of the head
see other similar species on page by Jim Vargo at MPG
Internet References
live adult images of male and female by Machele White (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image (Matthew Barnes, Moths of Jamaica)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)