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Species Neocataclysta magnificalis - Scrollwork Pyralid Moth - Hodges#4743

Neocataclysta magnificalis Hodges #4743 - Neocataclysta magnificalis Scrollwork Pyralid Moth - Neocataclysta magnificalis Neocataclysta magnificalis Bass River SF DSCN8742 5-29-2012 11-48-52 AM  - Neocataclysta magnificalis Moth ID Please - Neocataclysta magnificalis  Scrollwork Pyralid Moth - Neocataclysta magnificalis Neocataclysta magnificalis – Scrollwork Pyralid Moth - Neocataclysta magnificalis Neocataclysta magnificalis Neocataclysta magnificalis  - Neocataclysta magnificalis
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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 Acentropinae
Tribe Nymphulini
Genus Neocataclysta
Species magnificalis (Scrollwork Pyralid Moth - Hodges#4743)
Hodges Number
4743
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neocataclysta magnificalis (Hübner, 1796)
Pyralis magnificalis Hubner 1796
Numbers
The only named species of Neocataclysta in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan about 19 mm.
Identification
Hindwing has a yellow band along the outer margin with six black spots. Five of the spots have a blue center dot. (3)
Range
Nova Scotia(4) and Quebec to Florida and west to Louisana. (5), (6), (1), (7), (8), (9)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Coastal.
Season
Adults are most common from April to August. (2)
Heppner (2003) reports February to August, and November to December for Florida. (8)
Food
Heppner (2003) reports larval host as unknown. (8)
Aquatic plants are likely.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1906. North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 14: 93.
Hubner, J. 1796. Verz. bek. Schmett. 6. Horde, die Zünsler 18, pl. 16, fig. 104.
Works Cited
1.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.1A. Scopariinae, Nymphulinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico, including Greenland. Fascicle 13.1c. Pyraloidea: Pyralidae (part),...
Eugene Munroe. 1974. E.W. Classey.
4.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
5.South Carolina Moth Species
6.Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera
J. C. E. Riotte. 1992. Royal Ontario Museum 1-208.
7.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
8.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
9.Neocataclysta magnificalis (Hbn.) in Louisiana
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr. 2005. Southern Lepidopterists' News 27: 68.