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Species Nacoleia charesalis - Hodges#5178.5

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Nacoleia
Species charesalis (Nacoleia charesalis - Hodges#5178.5)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nacoleia charesalis (Walker, 1859)
Botys charesalis Walker, 1859
Sylepta argillitis Turner, 1937
Psara delhommealis Legrand, 1966
Lampridia vetustalis Strand, 1918
FWL 9.0-11.5mm (1)
Adult:  Color is brown with dark, grayish brown lines, distinctive only by dint of its extreme dullness. Labial palpi are upturned and uniformly colored. FW lines are sharply defined and fairly smooth. The PM is “B”-shaped (the curve on the radial veins being nearly as large as the curve on the medials), the discal spot is circular and hollow, and HW lines are like those on FW. Male antennae have a minute, yellow tuft, one-fourth distance from antennal base. (1)
Florida but apparently spreading north to SC and west to TX. (introduced from Asia)
Type locality: Borneo
Nacoleia charesalis was first reported in the United States from Florida by Hayden in Dixon and Anderson (2014a) and later discussed in Hayden and Troubridge (2015). (2)
Type locality: Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak
See Also
Herpetogramma phaeopteralis - smaller, with traverse lines less crisply defined. (1)
Blepharomastix ranalis – are smaller, orange, and nearly straight PM on FW (1)
Print References
Dixon WN, Anderson PJ. (Eds) (2014a) Entomology section. Tri-ology 52(1): 5.
Hayden JE, Troubridge J. (2015) Nacoleia charesalis (Walker) spreading in Florida. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society 57(1): 8–10. (1)
Legrand, H. 1966: Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. – Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (sér. A Zool.) 37: 111.
Strand, E. 1918 a: H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Pyralididae, Subfam. Pyraustinae. – Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift Iris, Dresden 32 (1/2): 55-56.
Turner, A. J. 1937: New Australian Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). – Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, Brisbane 48 (10): 61–88.
Walker, F. 1859 c: Pyralides. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 18: 709.
Works Cited
1.Nacoleia charesalis (Walker) spreading in Florida
Hayden, James and Troubridge, James. 2015. News of The Lepidopterists’ Society 57(1), 8-10.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems