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Species Leucochroma corope - Hodges#5210

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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 Leucochroma
Species corope (Leucochroma corope - Hodges#5210)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leucochroma corope (Stoll, 1781)
Phalaena splendidalis Stoll, [1781]
Epipagis corrivalis (Hübner, [1825])
Botys selectalis (Walker, [1866])
Leucochroma minoralis (Warren, 1889)
Explanation of Names
coro Greek for pupil of the eye. (1)
Leucochroma corope is the only member of the genus found in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Wingspan averages 19-27 mm.
Introduced to Florida. (4), (2), (3)
West Indies to South America. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Heppner (2003) reported adults in Florida from January to June, August, November to December. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported the larval host plant is unknown. (3)
In 1959 the United States Department of Agriculture reported Leucochroma corope was intercepted in Florida. Transported by airplane from from Panama.
See Also
Polygrammodes flavidalis

Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hunt, J. 1958-1959. List of intercepted plant pests, United States Department of Agriculture. (31)
Stoll, C. 1780–1782 ["1782"]: De uitlandsche kapellen, voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America [Papillons exotiques, des trois parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique], vol. 4. – S. J. Baalde & B. Wild, Amsterdam & Utrecht. 130, pl. 357 fig. I.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida