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Species Spragueia perstructana - Hodges#9124

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Spragueia
Species perstructana (Spragueia perstructana - Hodges#9124)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spragueia perstructana (Walker, 1865)
Agrophila perstructana Walker, 1865
Emmelia felina Herrich-Schäffer, 1868
Emmelia trigridula Herrich-Schäffer, 1868
Agrophila phaenna Druce, 1889
Agrophila mata Druce, 1898
Phylogenetic sequence # 931384
Spragueia includes 12 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length about 7 mm. (2)
Heppner (2003) listed the range as Florida to Texas, West Indies; Mexico to South America. (3), (4)
Adults are most common from May to August. (5)
Heppner (2003) reported adults in March, June, September to November for Florida. (4)
HOST(6), reports the larval host plant as Lantana camara (Verbenaceae). (2)
Heppner (2003) reported the larval host plant as unknown. (4)
See Also

Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Druce, 1889. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera - Heterocera, 1: 303, pl. 28, fig. 8.
Herrich-Schäffer, 1868. Corresp.-Blatt Zool.- Min. Ver. Regensburg, 22: 151.
Walker, F. 1865, List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 33(3): 774.