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Pococera asperatella

Pococera asperatella
Karnack, Harrison County, Texas, USA
October 28, 2014
Size: 23mm
Found feeding on American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua). Feeds via a silk pathway (being maintained in the photo) attaching live leaves to a shelter made out of dead leaves. Earlier instars are group feeders who build quite large leaf complexes.

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Pococera asperatella Pococera asperatella

Pococera melanogrammos?
See comments on Photo #1580704.

HOSTS list Pinus taeda and Leguminosae for Pococera melanogrammos whereas Pococera asperatella is listed as polyphagous. My primary interest is life histories so I tend to attach more weight to that. Of course HOSTS is no perfect source of information and one would think that a species that feeds on legumes and pine could very well be polyphagous. Regardless I look forward to this genus being revised.

Nice photo!
I added your host plant to the guide page.

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