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Species Penthesilea sacculalis - Hodges#5555

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Classification
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 Chrysauginae
Genus Penthesilea
Species sacculalis (Penthesilea sacculalis - Hodges#5555)
Hodges Number
5555
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Penthesilea sacculalis Ragonot, 1890
Numbers
The only named species of Penthesilea in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan about 15 mm.
Identification
Ragonot (1890) original description of Penthesilea sacculalis is available online and linked in the print references.
Range
Eastern and southern Texas to Tennessee and Florida(2). (3), (1), (4), (5)
Mexico. (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults fly March through November in Florida and June through October in other areas. (1), (6)
Food
Heppner (2003) listed the larval host as unknown. (6)
See Also
Tetraschistis leucogramma

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Tosale oviplagalis

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There are two other similar western species Tosale aucta and T. similalis
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Ragonot, E.L. 1889. Essai sur la classification des Pyralites. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France. p. 493.