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Species Leptosteges flavifascialis - Hodges#5302

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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
Genus Leptosteges
Species flavifascialis (Leptosteges flavifascialis - Hodges#5302)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptosteges flavifascialis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)
* phylogenetic sequence #158200
one of 7 species in this genus in North America
wingspan about 13 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing white with golden-brown discal patch between two similarly-colored bands crossing wing; strip of same color along basal half of costa, and another strip from subterminal band to center of outer margin; terminal line brown; hindwing similar but with bands restricted to lower half of wing; fringe long and white on both wings
South Carolina to Georgia south into Florida.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
See Also
Leptosteges flavicostella which has two dark dashes between the pm band and the apex
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - pinned adult and related species for comparison.
presence in Florida; list under the name Patissa flavifascialis (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
distribution of L. flavicostella (Dalton State College, Georgia)