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Species Meskea dyspteraria - Window-winged Moth - Hodges#6085

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Thyridoidea (Window-winged Moths)
Family Thyrididae (Window-winged Moths)
Subfamily Siculodinae
Genus Meskea
Species dyspteraria (Window-winged Moth - Hodges#6085)
Hodges Number
Only one species in the genus for North America listed at
wingspan about 38 mm.
Southeast United States at least from South Carolina to Florida and west to Texas.
(*incomplete range likely)
larvae feed on several Mallow sp.
Life Cycle
larvae bore into stems and form galls
adults have interesting and distinctive resting position
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.