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Species Acrobasis cirroferella - Hodges#5684

St. Andrews Leaf chewer on Morella cerifera SA1107 Acrobasis-like larva 2017 1 - Acrobasis cirroferella St. Andrews Leaf chewer on Morella cerifera SA1107 Acrobasis-like larva 2017 2 - Acrobasis cirroferella
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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 Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Acrobasis
Species cirroferella (Acrobasis cirroferella - Hodges#5684)
Hodges Number
5684
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis cirroferella Hulst, 1892
Acrobasis myricella Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Range
NC, SC, FL, TX (1)
Food
Larvae feed on wax myrtle (Morella cerifera) (1).
Life Cycle
Several generations per year. Larger larvae live in tubes of silk and frass attached to the terminal shoots or twigs and leaves of wax myrtle, feeding on nearby leaves (1).
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1917; Contr. nat. Hist. Lep. N. Am. 3 (4): 221, pl. 18, f. 1
Hulst, G.D. 1892. New Species of Pyralidae. Canadian Entomologist. 24(3): 60.
Neunzig, H. H., 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.2, p. 30; pl. 3.17-22, p. 56; pl. 5.38-39.