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Subfamily Schoenobiinae

Unidentified Moth - Donacaula 5316 Donacaula melinella ?? - Donacaula melinellus Carectocultus dominicki? - Carectocultus dominicki Large snout moth - Donacaula Thaumatopsis??? - Donacaula Moth 07 - Donacaula Donacaula Donacaula sordidella ? - Donacaula
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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 Schoenobiinae
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)
25 species in 4 genera in our area (1).
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.