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Species Sciota uvinella - Sweetgum Leafroller - Hodges#5802

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Classification
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
Genus Sciota
Species uvinella (Sweetgum Leafroller - Hodges#5802)
Hodges Number
5802
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1887 by Ragonot, who originally placed it in genus Meroptera
Nephopterix uvinella
Identification
Adult: forewing a mix of pale gray, dull reddish-brown, and dark gray to blackish bands; double dark discal spot in median area; terminal line a series of dark dashes; fringe pale gray; hindwing light brownish-gray with pale gray fringe
Range
eastern United States: New Jersey to Florida, west to Texas and at least Kentucky
Season
adults fly from April to September
Food
larvae feed on Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
See Also
several other species in subfamily Phyctinae are similar but have slightly different forewing patterns (compare images of numerous species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
live adult images and common name reference (Bob Patterson, Maryland, Moth Photographers Group)
live and pinned adult images by various photographers (Moth Photographers Group)
larval foodplant (North Carolina State U.)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Texas; list of 8 specimen records with dates, locations, and county map (Jeffrey Marcus, Western Kentucky U.)