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Species Tallula atrifascialis - Hodges#5591

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Tallula
Species atrifascialis (Tallula atrifascialis - Hodges#5591)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tallula atrifascialis (Hulst, 1886)
Tetralopha atrifascialis Hulst, 1886
NJ south to TX and FL
Heppner (2003) reported February to October; December in Florida. (1)
Heppner (2003) listed the following host plants. (1)
Citrus limon
C. paradisi
C. sinensis
Gaylussacia sp.
T. watsoni is found in extreme coastal Georgia, much of Florida and the southern tip of Texas. The am. line is typically fairly straight whereas in atrifascialis it is angled outwardly below the cell giving the am. band a more constricted appearance. See Barnes & McDunnough (1917), p. 220 and pl. 18, fig. 6. Most of the MPG images for watsoni were actually atrifascialis and have been moved. BOLD likewise has several misplaced atrifascialis on the species page for watsoni. - Steve Nanz 6/24/2018
See Also
Tallula watsoni - see remarks
Print References
Hulst, 1886. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 13: 160.