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Species Platynota rostrana - Omnivorous Platynota Moth - Hodges#3745

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Platynota
Species rostrana (Omnivorous Platynota Moth - Hodges#3745)
Hodges Number
3745
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platynota rostrana (Walker, 1863)
Teras rostrana Walker, 1863
Size
Wingspan: 13–17 mm (1)
Range
Has been recorded in eastern US, from New Jersey, south to Florida, and west to Arizona (1)
Food
Larvae feed on various plants, including citrus species, where they have been recorded damaging unripe fruits and leaves. (1)
Life Cycle
First instar larvae scrape the leaves and fruits. They use plant debris, feces and silk strands to build cocoons from which they emerge to feed and in which they remain until pupation. Later, they feed through fruit skin or bore holes. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)