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Species Idia laurentii - Hodges#8331

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Idia
Species laurentii (Idia laurentii - Hodges#8331)
Hodges Number
8331
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idia laurentii (Smith, 1893). Synonyms and taxonomic notes
First described in 1893 by John Bernhard Smith as Epizeuxis laurentii
Explanation of Names
Named for Philip Laurent (1858-1942, see ANSP), a well-known collector and a friend of Henry Skinner, who collected the type specimen on a trip he and Laurent took to North Carolina.
Size
wingspan 24-26 mm (Smith, 1893)
Food
Larvae have been described as detritophagous, meaning they eat bits and pieces of broken-down organic matter
Print References
Skinner, H. & J.B Smith 1893. Two weeks' collecting in N. Carolina by Henry Skinner, M.D., and description of a new moth by Prof. John B. Smith. Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 4(3): 83.