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Species Embola ionis - Hodges#2500

Silver and orange tiny thing - Embola ionis Silver and orange tiny thing - Embola ionis Orange and silver moth - Embola ionis Pupal exuviae in Mirabilis nycatinea - Embola ionis Embola ionis (Lepidoptera: Heliodinidae) - Embola ionis ID help please - Embola ionis Embola ionis Embola ionis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Heliodinidae (Sun Moths)
Genus Embola
Species ionis (Embola ionis - Hodges#2500)
Hodges Number
2500
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heliodines ionis Clarke 1952
Size
forwing length 3.6 - 5.2 mm (1)
Identification
Adults - see Hsu and Powell's description (1). Adult does NOT raise its hind legs in repose
Range
Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma nd Pennsylvania (1)
Food
Larva is stem borer of (at least) Mirabilis nyctaginea according to microleps.org.