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Species Sphenarches anisodactylus - Hodges#6090.1

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Sphenarches
Species anisodactylus (Sphenarches anisodactylus - Hodges#6090.1)
Hodges Number
6090.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphenarches anisodactylus (Walker, 1864)
Food
The most common host plant in South Florida is alligator flag, Thalia geniculata. The larvae feed on the flowers. [comment by Deborah Matthews]
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