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Species Leptodeuterocopus neales - Hodges#6090.2

6090.2 - Leptodeuterocopus neales
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Deuterocopinae
Genus Leptodeuterocopus
Species neales (Leptodeuterocopus neales - Hodges#6090.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Leptodeuterocopus neales (Walsingham, 1915)
Oxyptilus neales Walsingham, 1915
Leptodeuterocopus neales is the only member of the genus found north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan is 9.0-11.0 mm. (1)
The original description as Oxyptilus neales Walsingham, is available online in the print references below.
Determined by Debbie Matthews Lott
Florida. (1)
Life Cycle
Life history is unknown. (1)
First United States record was collected at UV blacklight by John B. Heppner, 29 April 1978, Dade Co.: Chekika State Recreation Area (Grossman Hammock). (1)
Print References
Walsingham, 1915. Biologia Centrali-Americana. 435.
Works Cited
1. Leptodeuterocopus neales: A new record for Florida and the United States. (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae: Deuterocopinae).
Deborah L. Matthews, Cees Gielis. 2004. Florida Entomologist 87(4): 621-622.