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Genus Salbia

Lantana Leaftier Moth - Salbia haemorrhoidalis Lantana Leaftier Moth - Hodge's #5287 - Salbia haemorrhoidalis Lantana Leaftier Moth, #5273 - Salbia haemorrhoidalis Yellow pyraustine moth - Hodges #5287 - Salbia haemorrhoidalis Hodges #5287 - Lantana Leaftier Moth - Salbia haemorrhoidalis Herpetogramma theseusalis ? - Salbia haemorrhoidalis Texas SE Gulf Coast - Salbia haemorrhoidalis Salbia mizuralis - Salbia
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Salbia
Numbers
Three species in our area according to Scholtens & Solis (2015) (1), but S. cassidalis has been recorded in the US twice making the true total four.
Food
Larvae of S. haemorrhoidalis feed on leaves of Lantana
Remarks
S. haemorrhoidalis has been introduced to Australia and parts of Africa as a biological agent in an attempt to control Lantana.
See Also
compare photos of related species/genera by Jim Vargo at MPG
Internet References
pinned adult image of S. haemorrhoidalis by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of S. cassidalis and S. haemorrhoidalis (Matthew Barnes, Moths of Jamaica)
pinned adult images of S. squamosalis [not native to North America] (Swedish Museum of Natural History)
presence in Florida; list of 3 species (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Australia; PDF doc including live adult photo of S. haemorrhoidalis, and pictures of leaf damage (Queensland Government, Australia)
presence and effectiveness in Africa article abstract (Jan-Robert Baars, sciencedirect.com)
larval foodplants (Markku Savela, FUNET)
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.