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Species Alatuncusia bergii - Berg's Alatuncusia Moth - Hodges#4793

4793 - Alatuncusia bergii
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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Alatuncusia
Species bergii (Berg's Alatuncusia Moth - Hodges#4793)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alatuncusia bergii (Möschler, 1891)
Dichogama bergii Moschler 1891
The only named species of Alatuncusia in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Determined by Jim Vargo
s TX, s. FL / W. Indies / Mex. to Venezuela - Map (1),(3),(2),MPG
Type locality: Puerto Rico.
Adults fly July to December in Florida. (1), (2)
Larval host is Capparis cynophallophora L. (Jamaican caper). (2), (4)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1901. Descriptions of some Pyralid larvae from southern Florida. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 9(1): p. (21), (4) (PDF or read online)
Monroe, 1972. The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.1B, part 2, Odontiinae, Glaphryiinae pl. 1 figs. 50 & 51. (5)
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.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.Descriptions of Some Pyralid Larvae from Southern Florida
Harrison G. Dyar. 1901. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 9: 19-24.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 13.1B: Pyralidae, Odontiinae+Glaphyriinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.