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Species Diacme phyllisalis - Hodges#5144

5144 - Diacme phyllisalis moth - Diacme phyllisalis 5078 - Diacme phyllisalis Diacme moth?  Miami - Diacme phyllisalis Diacme phyllisalis
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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Diacme
Species phyllisalis (Diacme phyllisalis - Hodges#5144)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diacme phyllisalis (Walker, 1859) (1)
Samea phyllisalis Walker, 1859
syn. Botys aulicalis (Moeschler, 1886) (2)
There are five named species of Diacme in America north of Mexico. (3)

"Fawn-colour, whitish beneath. Palpi short, broad, porrect, brown above, white beneath. Abdomen cinereous. Tibiae somewhat dilated, partly brown. Wings narrow, lanceolate, with three irregular undulating brown lines, purplish cinereous along the exterior border; fringe cinereous, shining. Fore wings partly ochraceous, with semihyaline spots and patches in the disk. Hind wings semihyaline, except towards the exterior border. Length of the body 5 lines ; of the wings 14 lines.", Walker (1859).
Florida to Texas.(3)(2) (Heppner's source for the range including Texas is unknown. There are two specimens on BOLD from Texas but they have apparently not been barcoded.)
West Indies; Mexico.(2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
January to June, August to December. (3), (2)
Unknown. (2)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Walker, F. 1859. Pyralides. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 19: 936.
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.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems