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Species Laniifera cyclades - Hodges#5236

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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 Laniifera
Species cyclades (Laniifera cyclades - Hodges#5236)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Laniifera cyclades (Druce, 1895)
Pachynoa cyclades Druce, 1895
Laniifera cyclades is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Wingspan about 40 mm.
FL, AZ - Mann (1969).
Type Locality: Mexico, near Durango City, near Mexico City.
July to September
Opuntia spp. (prickly pear)
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.