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Species Salebriaria turpidella - Hodges#5771

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Nephopteryx Series)
No Taxon (Salebriaria Group)
Genus Salebriaria
Species turpidella (Salebriaria turpidella - Hodges#5771)
Hodges Number
Larva grow to 20mm.
A full account is given by Neunzig. (1)
H.H. Neunzig gives the range as North Carolina west to Illinois and south to central Texas. (1)
Larva can be found in East Texas from late April through the beginning of October.
Larvae feed on Quercus species, Neunzig lists White Oak (Quercus alba) (1), Overcup Oak (Quercus lyrata), Burr Oak (Quercus macrocarpa), and Swamp Post Oak (Quercus similis) also are utilized.
Life Cycle
Larvae skeletonize the underside of leaves at night with no attempt at concealment. Days are usually spent away from the feeding site in available shelter such as crevices in bark. The larvae overwinter below ground as pupae.
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic study of the genus Salebriaria (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae) in America north of Mexico
H H Neunzig; North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. 1988. North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, North Carolina State University.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group