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Species Conchylodes ovulalis - Zebra Conchylodes - Hodges#5292

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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
Tribe Udeini
Genus Conchylodes
Species ovulalis (Zebra Conchylodes - Hodges#5292)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Conchylodes ovulalis – (Guenée, 1854)
*this species was originally placed in genus Spilomela.
Four species of Conchylodes are found in America north of Mexico
Wingspan 23-30 mm
Adult: wings white with violet sheen; forewing marked with six blackish-brown lines (in a zebra-like pattern) and prominent hollow reniform spot (1).
Pennsylvania to Florida, west to Arizona, south into neotropics
Deciduous and other forests?
Covell gives a flight season of May to September (1).
Brimley lists May-August from North Carolina. (2)
Larvae feed on Asteraceae (3).
See Also
Conchylodes concinnalis

Conchylodes salamisalis

Parapoynx badiusalis
Print References
Covell (1)
Brimley, p. 295 (2)
Eaton and Kaufman, p. 270 (3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults and DNA sequence
Dallas Butterflies pinned adult image; no date (Dale Clark, Texas)
Moths of Maryland live adult image; June 9, 2004 (Larry Line, Maryland)
Moths of Southeastern Arizona pinned adult image; date not visible (photo from U. of Arizona collection)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
3.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.