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Species Microphysetica hermeasalis - Hodges#5121

Microphysetica hermeasalis
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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
Tribe Hydririni
Genus Microphysetica
Species hermeasalis (Microphysetica hermeasalis - Hodges#5121)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microphysetica hermeasalis (Walker, 1859)
Isopteryx hermeasalis Walker, 1859
Falx sinuosalis Amsel, 1956
Parthenodes nymphulalis Hampson, 1906
Sufetula philogelos Dyar, 1922
Microphysetica hermeasalis is the only member of the genus listed for America, north of Mexico. (1)
Heppner (2003) listed the range as Florida; West Indies, Mexico to Venezuela. (2) , (3)
Heppner (2003) reported adults in Florida from March to June, November to December. (3)
Heppner (2003) listed the host plant as unknown. (3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (1)
Print References
Amsel, H. G. 1956 c: Microlepidoptera Venezolana I. – Boletin de Entomologia Venezolana, Maracay 10 (1954) (1–2): 111.
Amsel, H. G. 1957 b: Microlepidoptera Venezolana II. – Boletin de Entomologia Venezolana, Maracay 10 (1954) (3-4): Berichtigung, pl. 2 fig. 15; pl. 20 fig. 5; pl. 83 fig. 12-13.
Dyar, H. G. 1922: New American moths and notes (Lepidoptera). – Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, Washington 10 (1–3): 15.
Hampson, G. F. 1906 b: Descriptions of new Pyralidae of the subfamilies Hydrocampinae and Scopariinae . – Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 7) 18: 472.
Munroe, E. G. 1995 a: Crambidae (Crambinae, Schoenobiinae, Cybalomiinae, Linostinae, Glaphyriinae, Dichogaminae, Scopariinae, Musotiminae, Midilinae, Nymphulinae, Odontiinae, Evergestinae, Pyraustinae). Pp. 78. – In: Heppner, J. B., Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 2. Hyblaeoidea - Pyraloidea - Tortricoidea 3. – Association for Tropical Lepidoptera & Scientific Publishers, Gainesville.
Walker, F. 1859 d: Pyralides. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 19: 945.