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Species Lactura pupula - Hodges#2405

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Lacturidae (Tropical Burnet Moths)
Genus Lactura
Species pupula (Lactura pupula - Hodges#2405)
Hodges Number
2405
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lactura pupula (Hübner, 1827)
Phylogenetic sequence # 075200
Formerly placed in family Yponomeutidae, Lactura was subsequently designated as the type-genus for the new family Lacturidae within the Zygaenoidea by Heppner in 1995. (1)
Size
Wingspan 17-25 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult: forewing white with several black streaks in upper half, and several black oblong spots in lower half; hindwing rosy pink to dark orange.
Range
Illinois and Kentucky, south to Florida and Texas. (3), (4), (5)
Food
Larvae have been reported on Saffron Plum (Sideroxylon celastrinum =Bumelia celastrina) in Florida (2)
See Also
Lactura basistriga forewing is gray with small black dots and indistinct streaks.
Internet References
pinned adult image and distribution (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
placement of Lactura in family Lacturidae by Heppner (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
presence in Illinois; list (Illinois State Museum)