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Species Langessa nomophilalis - Black Langessa Moth - Hodges#4758

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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 Acentropinae
Tribe Nymphulini
Genus Langessa
Species nomophilalis (Black Langessa Moth - Hodges#4758 )
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Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Langessa nomophilalis (Dyar, 1906)
Nymphula nomophilalis Dyar 1906
Langessa nomophilalis is the only named Langessa species found north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 20-22 mm. (Dyar)
The original description as Nymphula nomophilalis Dyar, is available online at the link in the print references below.
Determined by Bob Patterson.
Southern Alabama to southern South Carolina and Florida.
Larvae feed on aquatic plants.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 14: 84.
Stoops, C.A., P.H. Adler, & J.W. McCreadie 1998. Ecology of aquatic Lepidoptera (Crambidae : Nymphulinae) in South Carolina.