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Species Sericoplaga externalis - Hodges#4991

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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 Pyraustinae
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Sericoplaga
Species externalis (Sericoplaga externalis - Hodges#4991)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Warren, 1892
Expanse: 26 mm.
Fore wings reddish ochreous, glossy, dusted with fuscous, the costa greyish at the base; lines dark grey, first line denticulated, oblique, approaching second on the inner margin, second line also denticulated, starting from the costa at two thirds, forming a large curve for the first half of the wing and running deep inwards along the first median nervule to below the reniform stigma, and thence obliquely to inner margin; a small dark spot in the cell beyond first line and a lunular mark at end of cell; fringe with basal third dark grey, apical two thirds silvery white. Hind wings like fore wings, with only the second line represented. Head, thorax, and abdomen concolorous with fore wings. Underside whitish, with only the outer line and base of fringes dark brownish.
Larvae feed on Osage orange, Maclura pomifera (See funet article on Sericoplaga).
Type locality: USA, Texas
Print References
Warren, W. 1892: Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British Museum collection. – Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 6) 9: 296.