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Species Diaphania elegans - Hodges#5207.1

Diaphania elegans - Hodges #5207.1 - Diaphania elegans - male Diaphania elegans - Hodges #5207.1 - Diaphania elegans
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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 Diaphania
Species elegans (Diaphania elegans - Hodges#5207.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diaphania elegans (Möschler, 1890)
Phacellura [sic] elegans Möschler, 1890 (spelling Phakellura)
Eudioptis elegans
Glyphodes elegans
The genus Diaphania includes nine species in America north of Mexico.
The brown outer band of the forewing has an enlarged area at the inner margin.
Southern Texas.
See Also
Diaphania modialis lacks the all white first abdominal segment.
Diaphania infimalis is smaller than D. modialis with black border of forewing is narrower. Per Capps in Kimball (1965) (1), specimens of Diaphania modialis have been misidentified as this species which is not found in NA.
Diaphania indica has abdomen mostly white.
Diaphania hyalinata has abdomen mostly white and black border of forewing is narrower than D. indica.
Print References
Möschler, H.B. 1890: Die Lepidopteren-Fauna der Insel Portorico.Abhandlungen herausgegeben von der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. 16 (1): 229, 1 pl.
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems