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Species Episimus lagunculariae - Hodges#2702.4

2702.4 - Episimus lagunculariae 2702.4 - Episimus lagunculariae
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Episimus lagunculariae Heppner, 1994
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus (Laguncularia).
There are nine named species of Episimus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 15 mm. (1)
Florida; Belize. (2)
Holotype from Florida, Pinellas Co., Honeymoon Island State Park. (3)
Heppner reports adults collected all months except February, May and September in Florida. (1), (2)
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.