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Species Argyractis drumalis - Hodges#4770

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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 Acentropinae
Tribe Argyractini
Genus Argyractis
Species drumalis (Argyractis drumalis - Hodges#4770)
Hodges Number
4770
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyractis drumalis (Dyar, 1906) (1)
Elophila drumalis Dyar, 1906
Phylogenetic sequence # 800746
Explanation of Names
Named for the type location of Fort Drum, Florida.
Argyractis drumalis (Dyar, 1906) was formerly in the genus Petrophila (Habeck D.H. & M.A. Solis, 1994).
Size
Forewing length less than 5 mm. (2)
Range
Florida. (3), (2), (1)
Moth Photographers Group has a record submitted by Bob Patterson from Maryland. (accidental import or error?)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
February, May to November. (1)
Food
Aquatic larvae feed on the roots of water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) and species of waterlily (Nymphaea) (4)
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1906. The North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 14(2): 92
Habeck D.H. & M.A. Solis, 1994. Transfer of Petrophila drumalis (Dyar) to Argyractis based on immature and adult characters with a larval description of Argyractis subornata (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Nymphulinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society Washington 96: 726–734.