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Species Lineodes interrupta - Hodges#5108

Eggplant Leafroller Moth - Lineodes interrupta Lineodes sp. - Lineodes interrupta Lineodes interrupta Small brown moth with raised abdomen - Lineodes interrupta 5108     (Lineodes interrupta) - Lineodes interrupta Lineodes interrupta Moth to blacklight - Lineodes interrupta Hodges#5108 - Lineodes interrupta
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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Lineodes
Species interrupta (Lineodes interrupta - Hodges#5108)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lineodes interrupta (Zeller, 1873)
Scoptonoma interrupta Zeller, 1873
Explanation of Names
From Latin interrupta- "broken apart, interrupted". This apparently refers to the ribbon-like brown marking that starts on the inside edge of the forewing at its base and winds all the way down to just short of the far end in the other species described at the same time, Lineodes integra, but in this species is interrupted by other markings at its middle.
One of 7 species in this genus in our area.
south-central United States ?
Type locality: USA, Texas
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1913: The Separation of Some Species of Lineodes. – Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, Washington 1 (8): 94-96.
Zeller, P. C. 1873: Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. – Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 23: 329-330.