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Species Sciota subcaesiella - Locust Leafroller Moth - Hodges#5796

Locust Leafroller Moth - Sciota subcaesiella Locust Leafroller - Sciota subcaesiella Moth - Sciota subcaesiella Locust Leafroller - Sciota subcaesiella Locust Leafroller Moth - Sciota subcaesiella Locust Leafroller - Sciota subcaesiella Pyralidae, Black Locust leaves - Sciota subcaesiella Sciota subcaesiella
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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 (Sciota Group)
Genus Sciota
Species subcaesiella (Locust Leafroller Moth - Hodges#5796 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sciota subcaesiella (Clemens, 1860)
Pempelia subcaesiella Clemens, 1860
Nephopterix subcaesiella
Pempelia contatella Grote, 1880
The wingspan averages 20 mm. (1)
Southeastern Canada and eastern United States. (2), (3), (4), (1)
The adults are most common from April to September. (2)
The larval host plants include the following. (1)
Robinia L. (locust). (4)
Wisteria Nutt.
See Also
Compare on the archived photos of living moths and the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Clemens, B. 1860: Contributions to American lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 12: 206
Grote, A. R. 1880: North American Phycidae. North American Entomologist. 1(7): 49. (Pempelia contatella)
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 114; plate 4, figs. 22-23. (5)
Works Cited
1.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.South Carolina Moth Species
4.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems