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Species Rhectocraspeda periusalis - Hodges#5157

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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 Rhectocraspeda
Species periusalis (Rhectocraspeda periusalis - Hodges#5157)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Eggplant Leafroller, Eggplant Webworm Moth, Tobacco Leaf Folder, Tobacco Leaf Tier
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhectocraspeda periusalis (Walker, 1859)
Botys periusalis Walker, 1859
Pilemia deformalis Möschler, 1882
Rapoona tristis Hedemann, 1894
Pachyzancla perfusalis Forbes, 1923 (1) (misspelling)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 801401
The length of the fore-wings is 8.2-9.7 mm for females and 9.5–10 mm for males. (2)
eastern US, south to the Caribbean, Costa Rica to Brazil (3)
Amaranth, eggplant, Momordica charantia (bitter melon, bitter gourd, bitter squash, or balsam-pear), Strobilanthes (Weisman, 1986)
Capsicum annuum L. (red pepper), Nicotiana tabacum L. (tobacco), Solanum hirtum Vahl., S. lycopersicum L. (tomato), S. melongena L. (eggplant), S. nigrum L. (black nightshade), S. torvum Sw. (turkey berry) (Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae)
Life Cycle
Larva; adult:
Print References
Forbes, W. T. M. 1923 Primitive forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Memoir 68: 554(1)
Hedemann, W. v. 1894: . Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 55: 293.
Möschler, H. B. 1882. Beiträge zur Schmetterlings-Fauna von Surinam IV. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 31: 427, pl 18, fg. 36
Weisman, D.M. 1986. Key to selected Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) larvae intercepted at U.S. ports of entry: revision of Pyraloidea in "Keys to some frequently intercepted lepidopterous larvae" Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 101: 672, 676, 678, 683.
Walker, F.W. 1859, Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 18: 564.
Internet References
Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Identification Technology Program (ITP)
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems