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Species Deuterophysa fernaldi - Hodges#5123

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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 Deuterophysa
Species fernaldi (Deuterophysa fernaldi - Hodges#5123)
Hodges Number
5123
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Deuterophysa fernaldi Munroe, 1983 (1)
Pyrausta costimaculalis Fernald, 1901; (preocc. Warren, 1889)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of entomologist Charles H. Fernald (1838-1921).
Numbers
There are two named species of Deuterophysa in America north of Mexico. (2)
Identification
Range
Florida; West Indies. (3)
Season
Heppner(3) reports adults from January to October, and December in Florida.
Food
Larval host is Seminole balsamo Psychotria nervosa Sw. (Rubiaceae). (3)
See Also
This distinctive moth is unlikely to be confused with other species north of Mexico.
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Butterflies of North America