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Subfamily Acentropinae

Lepidoptera - Petrophila bifascialis White and brown moth with metallic spots on its hind wing - Petrophila fulicalis Waterlily Leafcutter Moth - Hodges #4755 (Elophila obliteralis)IMG_9552 - Elophila obliteralis Eoparargyractis irroratalis, 4785 - Eoparargyractis irroratalis Polymorphic Pondweed Moth (4759) - Parapoynx maculalis moth at lights - Elophila icciusalis Elophila obliteralis - Waterlily Leafcutter - Elophila obliteralis Elophila tinealis? - Elophila tinealis
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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 Acentropinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Formerly Nymphulinae.
About 50 species in 15 genera in our area (1).
Most aquatic Lepidoptera are in this subfamily.(2)(3)
Print References
Lange, W. H., Jr. 1956. Aquatic Lepidoptera. Ch. 11, In: R. L. Usinger (ed.). Aquatic Insects of California. Univ. of Calif. Press, Berkeley.
Munroe, E. 1972, 1973. The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.1A, 13.1C. Scopariinae, Nymphulinae. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
Solis, M. Alma, 2007. Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) (read online)
Solis, M. Alma, 2019. Aquatic and semiaquatic Lepidoptera, pp.765-789 In: Introduction to Aquatic Insects of North America, R. W. Merritt, K.W. Cummins, and M.B. Berg (Eds.). 5th edition, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa. 1480 pp.
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.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.
3.Aquatic and semiaquatic Lepidoptera, pp.765-789 In: Introduction to Aquatic Insects of North America
Solis, M.A. 2019. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa.