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Species Salebriaria bella - Hodges#5774.2

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Nephopteryx Series)
No Taxon (Salebriaria Group)
Genus Salebriaria
Species bella (Salebriaria bella - Hodges#5774.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phylogenetic sequence # 800326
Larva under 20mm. Adult forewing length 6.5 - 7.5mm (1)
A partial account is given by Neunzig. (1)
Neunzig's original description lists only Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. (1) Subsequently collected or reared in locations as geographically widespread as Arkansas, Florida, and East Texas.
Larvae feed on Quercus species.
Life Cycle
Larvae skeletonize the underside of leaves from a loose web at night with no attempt at concealment. Some frass is accumulated in the web. Days are usually spent in the web. Pupation takes place in a compact silk and duff cocoon below ground.
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic study of the genus Salebriaria (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae) in America north of Mexico
H H Neunzig; North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. 1988. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems