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Species Diploschizia habecki - Hodges#2345.4

moth  - Diploschizia habecki moth  - Diploschizia habecki
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Glyphipterigidae (Sedge and False Diamondback Moths)
Subfamily Glyphipteriginae (Sedge Moths)
Genus Diploschizia
Species habecki (Diploschizia habecki - Hodges#2345.4)
Hodges Number
2345.4
Identification
According to Heppner's 1985 revision(1), "The very broad base of the forewing dorsal margin crescent, with the slender distal point, is characteristic of the species."
Range
Southern Georgia and Florida.
Food
The larva is a seed borer in shortbristle horned beaksedge, Rhynchospora corniculata (Cyperaceae).
Works Cited
1.The Sedge Moths of North America (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae)
John B. Heppner. 1985. CRC Press.