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Species Laniifera cyclades - Hodges#5236

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Classification
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 Laniifera
Species cyclades (Laniifera cyclades - Hodges#5236)
Hodges Number
5236
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Laniifera cyclades (Druce, 1895)
Pachynoa cyclades Druce, 1895
Numbers
Laniifera cyclades is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan about 40 mm.
Range
FL, AZ - Mann (1969).
Type Locality: Mexico, near Durango City, near Mexico City.
Season
July to September
Food
Opuntia spp. (prickly pear)
Remarks
Considered a pest of the commercial production of Opuntia prickly pear cactus or nopal.
Print References
Druce, H., 1895. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Lepidoptera-Heterocera, 2: 220; 3: pl. 61, figs. 12, 13.
Mann, J., 1969. Cactus-feeding insects and mites. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256: 75.