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Species Antigastra catalaunalis - Sesame Leafroller Moth - Hodges#5181

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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 Antigastra
Species catalaunalis (Sesame Leafroller Moth - Hodges#5181)
Hodges Number
5181
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, 1833) (1)
Botys catalaunalis Duponchel, 1834
Botys venosalis Walker, [1866]
Size
Forewing length is 8-11.5, but usually 10-11.5 mm. (2)
Identification

Range
This introduced species occurs in southern California and Arizona to Utah.
Widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the larval host plant in the United States as Tecoma stans (yellow trumpetbush). (2)
Other host plants records include:
Tecoma alata (orange jubilee).
Tecoma capensis (cape honeysuckle).
Antigastra catalaunalis
The species uses many plants as host in other regions of the world.
Remarks
There are websites with information about the control of this introduced species.
Print References
Duponchel, 1833. Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères ou papillons de France, 8 (2): 330, pl. 232, f. 8.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 179, pl. 23.38(2)
Walker, F. 1865. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera, Seventh series, Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 34: 1401.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.