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Genus Mesolia

Mesolia sp. - Mesolia Moth - Mesolia Moth - Mesolia Moth - unnamed species - Mesolia Moth - Mesolia small moth - Mesolia incertellus - female Mesolia incertella #5331 - Mesolia incertellus Mesolia sp. - Mesolia
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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Prionapterygini
Genus Mesolia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mesolia Ragonot, 1889; Ann. Soc. ent. Fr. (6) 8 : 282
4 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 17-19, based on two photos by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing white with about equal amounts of brown shading and white markings; pointed tuft of scales extends slightly beyond outer margin (a noticeable feature shared with genus Prionapteryx); hindwing brownish-gray with pale fringe
Arizona to Florida and South Carolina
Internet References
pinned adult images of two species plus photos of related species/genera by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
2 pinned adult images of M. incertella plus collection site map showing presence in Florida (All-Leps)
presence in South Carolina; county map and pinned adult image of M. incertella (John Snyder, Furman U.)
presence in Arizona; list of one species, M. huachucella (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)