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Species Thaumatopsis floridella - Floridian Grass-veneer Moth - Hodges#5443

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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 Crambini (Grass-Veneers)
Genus Thaumatopsis
Species floridella (Floridian Grass-veneer Moth - Hodges#5443)
Hodges Number
5443
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thaumatopsis floridella Barnes & McDunnough, 1913 (1)
Thaumatopsis floridalis Kearfott, 1905 (1) misspelling (Monroe, 1983) (2)
Numbers
Thaumatopsis has 14 species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Wingspan 23-31 mm. (3), (1)
Identification
The original description as Thaumatopsis fernaldella Kearfott, is available online in the print references below. (1) The specimen he described from Key West as possibly being a form of fernaldella is believed to be floridella.
Range
Coastal areas from New Jersey to Florida and Texas. (4), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from May to September. (3), (1)
Heppner lists Florida records from January to May; August to September; November to December. (2)
Food
Larvae feed on grasses (Gramineae). (2)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. M. & J. H. McDunnough 1913. Some apparently new Lepidoptera from southern Florida. –Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 2(4): 177; pl. 2. fig. 9.
Kearfott, W.D. 1905. Assiniboia Micro-Lepidoptera, collected by Mr. T.N. Willing. The Canadian Entomologist. 37: 121. (1)
Works Cited
1.Assiniboia Micro-Lepidoptera, collected by Mr. T. N. Willing
W. D. Kearfott. 1905. The Canadian Entomologist 37(3): 89-93.
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida