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Species Leptosteges xantholeucalis - Hodges#5300

Leptosteges xantholeucalis, possibly. - Leptosteges xantholeucalis Leptosteges xantholeucalis - Hodges#5300 - Leptosteges xantholeucalis
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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 Schoenobiinae
Genus Leptosteges
Species xantholeucalis (Leptosteges xantholeucalis - Hodges#5300)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptosteges xantholeucalis (Guenée, 1854)(1)
Parthenodes xantholeucalis Guenée, 1854
Patissa xantholeucalis
Scirpophaga fasciella Fernald, 1887
Wingspan: 12-16mm (Fernald, 1887)
Rough Google translation: "14mm. Forewings, triangular, acute apex, right side: the hind wings narrow, undeveloped and acute, triangular; the four of pure white, silky, with a vague border, ochraceous. Forewings having two strips of a beautiful yellow ocher, without edging, straight, parallel, wide apart: the first with a reentrant point in the middle; the second joining the terminal border by a line towards the middle and joining it further to the internal angle. A strong cell spot of the same yellow, between the two lines, and at equal distance. Hind wings with an extracellular point and a short anal litter of the same yellow." (Guenée, 1854)

See Fernald (1887) in References below which has a very different description.
Mississippi to Florida and North Carolina; Cuba.(2)
Type locality: Georgia
Print References
Fernald, C.H. 1887. North American Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana 3: 38.
Guenée, M.A., 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères 8(8): 253.