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Species Lorita scarificata - Chrysanthemum Flower Borer Moth - Hodges#3803

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Lorita
Species scarificata (Chrysanthemum Flower Borer Moth - Hodges#3803)
Hodges Number
3803
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lorita scarificata (Meyrick, 1917)
Phalonia scarificata Meyrick, 1917
Lorita abornana Busck, 1939 (1), (2)
Lorita abornana chatka Busck, 1939 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "scarified."
Size
Forewing length: males 3.5-4.5 mm, females 3.9-5.2 mm. (2)
Larva to 6.4 mm. (2)
Identification
See Pogue, 1988, in Print References below. Includes info on larvae. (2)
Range
Widely distributed in the southern Nearctic and Neotropical Regions and has been introduced into Hawaii. Known from California, Texas, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Venezuela and Brazil. (2)
Described material: British Guiana, Bartica and Mallali, December to March (Parish); Dutch Guiana, Paramaribo; Brazil, Parana.
Food
Pest on bell peppers (Capsicum) with larvae boring into the stalks and capsules (Busck 1939). Comstock (1939) and Busck (1939) also report dodder as a food plant in the sand dune area of El Segundo, Los Angeles Co., California. Has also been reared from Chrysanthemum (Compositae) blossoms in Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii. (2)
Print References
Busck, A. 1939. A generic review of the family Phaloniidae, with descriptions of two new genera and one new species. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 38(2): 100-102. (1)
Meyrick, E. 1917. Descriptions of South American Micro-Lepidoptera. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1917: 3.
Pogue, M.G. 1988. Revision of the genus Lorita Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Cochylini), with a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 90(4): 443, fig. 1-2. (2)
Works Cited
1.A generic review of the family Phaloniidae, with descriptions of two new genera and one new species.
August Busck. 1939. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38(2): 98-111.
2.Revision of the genus Lorita Busck (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Cochylini), with a description of a new species.
Michael G. Pogue. 1988. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 90(4): 440-457.