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Species Neargyractis slossonalis - Dimorphic Leafcutter Moth - Hodges#4769

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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 Acentropinae
Tribe Argyractini
Genus Neargyractis
Species slossonalis (Dimorphic Leafcutter Moth - Hodges#4769)
Hodges Number
4769
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neargyractis slossonalis (Dyar, 1906)
Elophila slossonalis Dyar, 1906 (1)
Numbers
Neargyractis slossonalis is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
The wingspan averages 13 mm. (1)
Identification
The single species is distinguished from other members of the Argyractini tribe by the dark brown forewing which has a distinctly paler AM band.
Range
Florida, Georgia to Mississippi. (4), (5)
Habeck (1988) includes South Carolina. (6), (7)
Habitat
The larva live underwater around the roots of aquatic plants. (7)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported adults fly year round in Florida. (5)
See Also
Compare with other related genera of the Argyractini which share the characters of subapical white rays on the FW and marginal eyespots on the HWs.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1906. The North American Nymphlinae and Scopariinae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 14: 93. (1)
Works Cited
1.The North American Nymphulinæ and Scopariinæ
Harrison G. Dyar. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(2): 77-107.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.South Carolina Moth Species
7.Neargyractis slossonalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Nymphulinae): larval description and biological notes
Dale H. Habeck. 1988. The Florida Entomologist 71(4): 588-592.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems