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Subfamily Schoenobiinae

Moth - Donacaula 5316 Donacaula melinella ?? - Donacaula melinellus Moth - Donacaula Donacaula melinellus,5316 - Donacaula melinellus moth - Donacaula Brown Donacaula - Donacaula roscidellus Leptosteges parthenialis Donacaula sp. moth #4 - Donacaula
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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 Schoenobiinae
Pronunciation
SKOH-eh-noh-BEE-nye
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The family Schoenobiidae was erected by Duponchel (1844) but was reduced to subfamily status within Pyralidae (sensu lato) by Ragonot (1891)
Numbers
25 species in 4 genera in our area (1).
Identification
Adults - Schoenobiinae have white to brown forewings with very few markings, relatively short antennae, a reduced proboscis, and often long labial palpi (Munroe & Solis 1998)
Print References
Solis, M. Alma (2007) Phylogenetic studies and modern classification of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). Rev. Colomb. Entomol. 33(1): (read online)
Martínez, E. L. 2010. A revision of the New World species of Donacaula Meyrick and a phylogenetic analysis of related Schoenobiinae (Lepidopteral: Crambidae). Dissertation Mississippi State University pp.1-233 (PDF download)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.