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Species Chilo plejadellus - Rice Stalk Borer Moth - Hodges#5470

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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Chilonini
Genus Chilo
Species plejadellus (Rice Stalk Borer Moth - Hodges#5470)
Hodges Number
5470
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chilo plejadellus Zincken 1821
Numbers
There are three named species of Chilo in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 25-40 mm.
Range
Scattered records throughout the eastern United States. (1), (2)
Season
Most adult records are from May through September. (1), (2)
Food
Oryza sativa (2)
Has also been found on wild rice Zizania sp.
Remarks
Larvae are considered a pest of rice.
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.