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Species Crocidophora pustuliferalis - Hodges#4943

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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Crocidophora
Species pustuliferalis (Crocidophora pustuliferalis - Hodges#4943)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crocidophora pustuliferalis Lederer, 1863
Wingspan: 25mm (1)
Found in North America, where recorded from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Carolina. (2)
Adults have been recorded on wing from December to September. (2)
Larvae web the terminal leaves of Arundinaria, commonly known as canes, is a genus of bamboo (2)
Print References
Forbes, T.M. 1923. The Lepidopteras of New York and neighboring states, primitive forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station. Memoir. 68: 552(1)
Lederer, J. 1863: Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Pyralidinen. – Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift 7 (8, 10–12): 386, 477, pl. 12 fig. 11. (3)
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Pyralidinen
Lederer, J. 1863. Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift 7(8, 10–12): 243–280, 331–504, pls 2–18.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems