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Species Duponchelia fovealis - European Pepper Moth - Hodges#5156.5

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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
Genus Duponchelia
Species fovealis (European Pepper Moth - Hodges#5156.5)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Duponchelia fovealis Zeller, 1847
Native to Europe. Duponchelia fovealis was first reported in the United States from California by Epstein (2004), and later discussed by Brambila and Stocks (2010) and Heppner and Brambila (2010).
Type locality: Italy, Sicily, between Syracus and Anapo
Print References
Brambila J, Stocks I. (2010) The European pepper moth, Duponchelia fovealis Zeller (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a Mediterranean pest moth discovered in central Florida. Pest Alert DACS-P-01752, Florida Dept. of Agric. and Consumer Services, Div. Plant Industry, 4 pp.
Epstein M. (2004) Lepidoptera lab report, 2004. 2004 plant pest diagnostics laboratory report. California Plant Pest Diagnostics Branch Annual Report, 36.
Heppner JB, Brambila J. (2010) Florida Lepidoptera notes, 9. Duponchelia fovealis in Florida (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Pyraustinae). Lepidoptera Novae 3(4): 237–241.
Zeller, P. C. 1847: Bemerkungen über die auf einer Reise nach Italien und Sicilien beobachteten Schmetterlingsarten. – Isis von Oken, Leipzig 588-89.