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Species Epina dichromella - Hodges#5468

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Haimbachiini
Genus Epina
Species dichromella (Epina dichromella - Hodges#5468)
Hodges Number
5468
Explanation of Names
Epina dichromella Walker, 1866
Chilo matanzalis Schaus, 1922
Diatraea differentialis Fernald, 1888
Numbers
The genus Epina includes two species in America, north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Identification
See description of Diatraea differentialis Fernald, 1888, in "Print References" below. Note that females are described as brownish yellow and males as seal brown.

These specimens (3) and (4) were identified by James E. Hayden, Ph.D.
Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Lepidoptera Division of Plant Industry Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Range
East coast from Florida to West Virginia. (2)
Habitat
Known sightings have been on a barrier island.
Remarks
These two specimens and another reported in 1975 were all recorded from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
See Also
Epina alleni is more pale.
Print References
Fernald, C. H. 1888. On the genus Diatraea. Entomologica Americana 4 (6): 120.
Minno, M.C. 1992. Lepidoptera of the Archbold Biological Station, Highlands county, Florida. Florida Entomologist 75(3): 297-329. (presence in FL)
Schaus, W. 1922. New species of Pyralidae of the subfamily Crambinae from tropical America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 24(6): 143.
Walker, F. 1865. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 35(5); 1707