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Species Herpetogramma fluctuosalis - Greater Sweet Potato Webworm Moth - Hodges#5244

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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
Tribe Herpetogrammatini
Genus Herpetogramma
Species fluctuosalis (Greater Sweet Potato Webworm Moth - Hodges#5244)
Hodges Number
5244
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Herpetogramma fluctuosalis (Lederer, 1863)
Botys fluctuosalis Lederer, 1863
Pachyzancla ipomoealis Capps, 1964
Numbers
The genus Herpetogramma includes ten species listed for America, north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan 22-25 mm.
Identification
Similar to H. bipunctalis, but lacks the 2 dark brown spots on the second sternite of the abdomen. (3)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Solis (2010) listed the range as Maryland to Florida, west to Texas. (5), (6), (7), (3)
Heppner (2003) also included West Indies, Mexico. (8)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported adults in Florida from April to July, October, December. (8)
Food
Capps (1964) reared larvae on sweet potato. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported Boehmeria cylindrica (smallspike false nettle) and Ipomoea batatas (sweetpotato). (8)
See Also

Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lederer, 1863. Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift, 7: 473.
Solis, M.A., 2010. North American Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae): type specimens and identity of species in the United States and Canada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 112(3): 457; figs. 7-9.(3)