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Species Asciodes gordialis - Bougainvillea Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#5267

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Asciodes
Species gordialis (Bougainvillea Caterpillar Moth - Hodges#5267)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Asciodes quietalis Walker, 1859
Asciodes confusalis Hulst, 1886
Asciodes gordialis Guenée, 1854
the only species listed for North America.
wingspan: 25mm
coast to coast across southern United States.
larvae feed on Bougainvillea spp.
Print References
Guenée, M. A. 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Pp. 374–375, pl. 5 fig. 10. – In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères 8 8. – Roret, Paris.
Hulst, G. D. 1886: Descriptions of new Pyralidae. – Transactions of the American Entomological Society, Philadelphia 13: 158.
Walker, F. 1859 d: Pyralides. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 19: 825.
Internet References
Texas A&M University - pest status and presence in Texas.
South Carolina Moths Checklist - South Carolina county records.
2005 California Plant Pest and Diseases - presence in California