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Species Urodus parvula - Bumelia Webworm Moth - Hodges#2415

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Urodoidea (False Burnet Moths)
Family Urodidae (False Burnet Moths)
Genus Urodus
Species parvula (Bumelia Webworm Moth - Hodges#2415)
Hodges Number
2415
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Urodus parvula (Edwards)
Orig. Comb: Penthetria parvula Edwards, 1881
Formerly placed in the Ermine Moths, Yponomeutidae.
Explanation of Names
parvula (L). "little"
Size
Wingspan about 20-29 mm.
Identification
Adult - medium-sized moth with tightly rolled wings, and a dark chocolate or gray, smoky coloration. The sheen of the wings is almost greasy. No marks on wings. Hindwings translucent.
Range
se US (TX-FL-MD-TN) - Map (MPG)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on a variety of trees, shrubs: bumelia, hibiscus, oaks, citrus, redbay (Persea). Cocoon is a net-like chamber attached to hostplant by a filament. (1)
Print References
Covell, p. 431, plate 62 (1)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. A new genus and some new forms of North American Zygaenadae. Paplio 1(5): 80
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.