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Species Geshna cannalis - Lesser Canna Leafroller Moth - Hodges#5126

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Geshna
Species cannalis (Lesser Canna Leafroller Moth - Hodges#5126)
Hodges Number
5126
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Geshna cannalis (Quaintance, 1899)
Hydrocampa cannalis Quaintance, 1899 (1)
Numbers
The only species in the genus for America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 20-25 mm. (1)
Identification
Revised description by Dyar, 1906 is online at the link in the print references below. (1)
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Forewing has two brown transverse lines and a small white patch near the distal portion of the discal cell.
Range
Florida to Mississippi, Tennessee and North Carolina. (3), (4), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults have been recorded from February to May, July to August, and November to December. (2), (4)
Food
Larvae feed on Canna species.
Remarks
Considered a pest of ornamental Canna sp.
See Also
Herpetogramma aeglealis

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Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1906. The North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 14: 96. (1)
Quaintance, 1899. Bulletin #45 Florida. Exp. Station. p. 68.
Works Cited
1.The North American Nymphulinæ and Scopariinæ
Harrison G. Dyar. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(2): 77-107.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.