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Species Homaledra sabalella - Palm Leaf Skeletonizer - Hodges#1422

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Batrachedridae
Genus Homaledra
Species sabalella (Palm Leaf Skeletonizer - Hodges#1422)
Hodges Number
1422
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Homaledra sabalella (Chambers, 1880)
Laverna sabalella Chambers, 1880
* phylogenetic sequence #041775
Size
Wingspan about 18 mm.
Larva to 12 mm. (1)
Range
Heppner (2003) listed the range as South Carolina to Florida, Mississippi to Texas. (2)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported adults in Florida from January to September. (2)
Food
(3)
Life Cycle
The chalcid wasp Horismenus ignotus is likely the primary pasasite of the larva. (76)

Palm Leaf Skeletonizer life cycle photos:
1.leaf damage 2.larva 3.larva 4.frass covered cocoons 5.adult
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1880. Descriptions of some new Tineina, with notes on a few old species. The Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 2(4): 185-186
Comstock, J.H. 1949. An introduction to entomology (9th edition). Comstock Publishing Company, Inc. p.629 (1)
Works Cited
1.An Introduction to Entomology
John Henry Comstock. 1933. The Comstock publishing Co.
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.Palm Leaf Skeletonizer Homaledra sabalella (Chambers) (Momphidae-Lepidoptera)
G.W. Dekle. 1969. Florida Dept. Ag. Entomology Circular 90: 1-2.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems