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Species Episimus lagunculariae - Hodges#2702.4

2702.4 - Episimus lagunculariae 2702.4 - Episimus lagunculariae
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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Episimus
Species lagunculariae (Episimus lagunculariae - Hodges#2702.4)
Hodges Number
2702.4
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Episimus lagunculariae Heppner, 1994
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus (Laguncularia).
Numbers
There are nine named species of Episimus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan about 15 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
Florida; Belize. (2)
Holotype from Florida, Pinellas Co., Honeymoon Island State Park. (3)
Season
Heppner reports adults collected all months except February, May and September in Florida. (1), (2)
Food
Larval host is white mangrove Laguncularia racemosa (L.) C.F. Gaertn. (2)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Heppner, J.B., 1994. Episimus lagunculariae, Holarctic Lepidoptera, 1: 83-107.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.