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Species Omphalocera cariosa - Hodges#5625

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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 Galleriinae
Tribe Megarthridiini
Genus Omphalocera
Species cariosa (Omphalocera cariosa - Hodges#5625)
Hodges Number
5625
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Omphalocera cariosa Lederer, 1863
Identification
Range
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Georgia to Florida, Arkansas to Texas; Mexico. (1)
Moth Photographers Group (Map) expands the range northward to include Illinois and Maryland. (2)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported March to October. (1)
The adults are most common in June and July. (2)
Food
In Illinois, it feeds on common moonseed, Menispermum canadense, which is in the same family as Cocculus carolinus of Louisiana. (Menispermaceae) (Terry Harrison, 2 August, 2012)
Heppner (2003) listed Annona muricata L. (soursop). (1)
Remarks
Omphalocera cariosa has dimorphic larvae.
"Adults look very much the same but the caterpillars that feed on Agarita in the spring look a little different than those that feed on Snailseed in the fall. Wagner thinks there are probably two different species but nobody has studied it." (V. Bugh, pers. comm. 2013 to MAQ)
Print References
Lederer, 1863: 339, pl. 4 fig. 2, pl. 6 fig. 12 (3)
Works Cited
1.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Pyralidinen
Lederer, J. 1863. Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift 7(8, 10–12): 243–280, 331–504, pls 2–18.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems