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Species Diastema tigris - Lantana Moth - Hodges#9067

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Condicinae
Tribe Leuconyctini
Genus Diastema
Species tigris (Lantana Moth - Hodges#9067)
Hodges Number
9067
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diastema tigris Guenée, 1852 (1),
Nipista lineata (Walker, [1858])
Phylogenetic sequence #932028
Numbers
There are two named species of Diastema in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan about 25 mm. (2)
Range
Texas(3) to Florida(4).
Native to the southeastern United States, Mexico to South America, but has been introduced to many countries as a biological control of Lantana spp.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from January through October. (2)
Food
Larval host is Lantana camara L. (lantana)
See Also
No other species north of Mexico is similar.
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lafontaine J.D., and B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 66. (1)
Druce, 1881. Biologia Centrali-Americana Insecta: Lepidoptera-Heterocera Vol. 1, p. (309).
Guenėe, M.A. 1852. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Species Génėral des Lėpidoptėre: Noctuėlites. 2: 317.