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Species Diaphania infimalis - Hodges#5206

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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
Tribe Margaroniini
Genus Diaphania
Species infimalis (Diaphania infimalis - Hodges#5206)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phakellura infimalis Guenée, 1854
Type locality: French Guiana, Cayenne
D. infimalis is still on most lists however, per Capps in Kimball (1965) (1), specimens of Diaphania modialis have been misidentified as D. infimalis which is not found in NA. However, it seems unclear as to whether modialis was ever formally elevated to species and some authors treat it as a subspecies of Diaphania infimalis.
See Also
Diaphania modialis is larger with black border of forewings broader.
Diaphania hyalinata has abdomen mostly white and black border of forewing is narrower.
Diaphania indica has abdomen mostly white like D. hyalinata but black border of forewing is broader.
Diaphania elegans has mostly brown abdominal with first segment white and black border of forewing is broader.
Print References
Guenée, M. A. 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Pp. 298. – In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères 8 8. – Roret, Paris.
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems