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Species Epicorsia oedipodalis - Hodges#4938

Pyraustine Crambid - Epicorsia oedipodalis Epicorsia oedipodalis larvae #1 - Epicorsia oedipodalis Epicorsia oedipodalis MothCaterpillarTBID08122013ForWeb_0089 - Epicorsia oedipodalis MothCaterpillarTBID08122013ForWeb_0089 - Epicorsia oedipodalis Caterpillars on Fiddlewood - Epicorsia oedipodalis Caterpillars on Fiddlewood - Epicorsia oedipodalis Caterpillar on Citharexylum berlandieri, fiddlewood - Epicorsia oedipodalis
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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Epicorsia
Species oedipodalis (Epicorsia oedipodalis - Hodges#4938)
Hodges Number
4938
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epicorsia oedipodalis (Guenée, 1854)
Botys oedipodalis Guenée, 1854
syn. Botys butyrosa Butler, 1878
Numbers
The only Epicorsia species found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan about 38 mm. (1)
Identification
Identified by Jim Hayden, Curator of the Florida State Collection of Arthropods, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville.
Thanks to Bob Patterson who was kind enough to forward the photo for the ID help.


Abdomen has a yellow dorsal line along the length.
Range
Florida.
Also recorded from Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.
Food
Larval hosts include lancewood, Nectandra coriacea. (2)
Print References
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a. p. 16; pl. 1.1.(2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico - Fascicle 13.2a - Pyralidae: Pyraustinae
Eugene Munroe. 1976. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.