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

Classification
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
6085
Explanation of Names
Meskea dyspteraria Grote, 1877
Numbers
Only one species in the genus for North America listed at nearctica.com
Size
wingspan about 38 mm.
Identification
Southeast United States at least from South Carolina to Florida and west to Texas.
(*incomplete range likely)
Range
AZ, TX, AL-FL-SC - Map (MPG)
Food
larvae feed on several Mallow sp.
Life Cycle
larvae bore into stems and form galls
Remarks
adults have interesting and distinctive resting position
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