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Species Diaphania modialis - Diaphania Moth - Hodges#5205

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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 Diaphania
Species modialis (Diaphania Moth - Hodges#5205)
Hodges Number
5205
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diaphania modialis (Dyar, 1912)
Glyphodes infimalis modialis Dyar, 1912
Cryptographis infimalis modialis
Diaphania modialis Kimball, 1965 (1)
Size
WS 25 mm (Dyar, 1912)
Remarks
Type locality: Mexico, Cuernavaca
It seems unclear as to whether modialis was ever formally elevated to species and some authors treat it as a subspecies of Diaphania infimalis.
See Also
Diaphania infimalis is smaller with black border of forewing is narrower. Per Capps in Kimball (1965) (1), specimens of Diaphania modialis have been misidentified as this species which is not found in NA.
Diaphania indica has abdomen mostly white.
Diaphania hyalinata has abdomen mostly white and black border of forewing is narrower.
Diaphania elegans has first abdominal segment white.
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1912: Some Lepidoptera from Mexico. – Pomona College Journal of Entomology, Claremont, Cal. 4 (2): 747.
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
2.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
3.North American Moth Photographers Group