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Species Penthesilea difficilis - Hodges#5554

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Chrysauginae
Genus Penthesilea
Species difficilis (Penthesilea difficilis - Hodges#5554)
Hodges Number
5554
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tetraschistis leucogramma Hampson, 1904

Tetraschistis leucogramma was transferred to Penthesilea and recognized as a junior synonym of Penthesilea difficilis in Solis et al. (1995) (1).
Size
Wingspan 22 mm. (Hampson)
Identification
Original description of Tetraschistis leucogramma Hampson is online at the link in the print references below.
Range
Florida. (2), (3)
West Indies, Central and South America. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Food
Larval hosts include: (3)
Golden dewdrops, Duranta [repens] erecta L.
Light-blue snakeweed, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (L.) Vahl
See Also

Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hampson, G.F. 1904. The Lepidoptera-Phalaenae of the Bahamas. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 14: 183.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.