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Subfamily Phycitinae

Pyralid Moth unknown micromoth - Sciota celtidella Moth - Peoria gematella Arizona Moth - Salebriaria equivoca Hodges#5792 - Sciota fernaldi Moth - Sciota Dioryctria disclusa? - Dioryctria disclusa Pyralidae: Phycitodes mucidella? - Phycitodes mucidella
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phycitinae Ragonot, 1885
Anerastiinae
Hypsotropinae
Peoriinae
Numbers
539 species in 155 genera in our area (1).
Food
The larvae are leaf rollers and borers in various parts of plants, although a few are known to be predators of Homoptera (e. g.: Laetilia). Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg, 1885), the cactus moth is the classical biological control agent of Opuntia in various countries, but in recent years has become an introduced invasive in the United States (Solis et al. 2004a).
The Phycitinae includes many stored product pests, including Plodia, Cadra, Ectomyelois, and Etiella.
Print References
(2), (3), (4), (5)
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.The cactus-feeding Phycitinae: A contribution toward a revision of the American Pyralidoid moths of the family Phycitidae
Carl Heinrich. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 86(3053): 331-413.
3.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
4.Phylogeny of the cactus-feeding Phycitines and their relatives (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) based on .....
Thomas J. Simonsen . 2008. Insect Systems Evolution 39:3.
5.Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera)
M. Alma Solis. 2007. Revista Colombiana de Entomología 33 (1): 1-9.