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Species Leptosteges flavicostella - Hodges#5301

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Schoenobiinae
Genus Leptosteges
Species flavicostella (Leptosteges flavicostella - Hodges#5301)
Hodges Number
5301
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptosteges flavicostella (Fernald, 1887)
Patissa flavicostella Fernald, 1887
Numbers
Leptosteges includes seven species in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan about 11-13 mm.
Identification
Range
Heppner (2003) listed the range as Florida. (3)
Moth Photographers Group and area checklists expand the range to South Carolina and Georgia. The Maine record is possible stray or error? (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Heppner (2003) reported adults from April to November in Florida. (3)
Food
Heppner (2003) listed the larval host plant as unknown. (3)
See Also
Leptosteges flavifascialis , which lack the two dark dashes between the post medial band and the apex

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Print References
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