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Species Polygrammodes langdonalis - Hodges#5229

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Polygrammodes
Species langdonalis (Polygrammodes langdonalis - Hodges#5229)
Hodges Number
5229
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polygrammodes langdonalis (Grote, 1877)
Pyrausta langdonalis Grote, 1877
Numbers
There are five named species of Polygrammodes in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan about 28 mm.
Identification
Range
Most records are from Indiana to Ohio and Kentucky. (1), (3)
Texas(4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records for adults are from June through August. (1)
Food
Larval host is ironweed, Vernonia Schreb. (Asteraceae)
Remarks
Type locality: USA, Ohio, Madisonville
See Also
This distinctive species is unlikely to be confused with other North American species.
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Grote, A. R. 1877: Description of a new Botis allied to flavidalis. – The Canadian Entomologist, Ottawa 9 (1): 10.
Holland, W.J. 1915. The Moth Book. (Plate XLVII), (5) (View online)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Kentucky Butterfly Net Database (moths also)
4.Moths of Dallas County, Texas
5.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.