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Genus Loxomorpha

egg yolk moth - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis Loxomorpha flavidissimalis Hodges#5155 (Loxomorpha flavidissimalis) ? - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis 5155 - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis Texas SE Gulf Coast - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis Texas SE Gulf Coast - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis No. 302 Loxomorpha flavidissimalis? - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis #5155 - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis? - Loxomorpha flavidissimalis
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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Loxomorpha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxomorpha Amsel, 1956
Two species in our area. (1)
wingspan about 18-23 mm, based on three Internet photos
Internet records (as of February 2008) from Texas, Florida, and Iowa
dry areas where larval foodplant grows
Larvae of L. flavidissimalis feed on cactus (Opuntia spp.)
See Also
Hahncappsia species have a differently shaped PM line on the forewing (see images of these and related species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
pinned adult images of L. flavidissimalis plus photos of related species/genera by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Florida; list of 2 species (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Texas; list of 1 species [flavidissimalis] (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Iowa; photo of 1 species [flavidissimalis] (James Durbin, Iowa)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.