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Species Diatraea saccharalis - Sugarcane borer moth - Hodges#5475

Possibly Diatraea saccharalis (no BG images though) - Diatraea saccharalis Possibly Diatraea saccharalis (no BG images though) - Diatraea saccharalis
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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Chilonini
Genus Diatraea
Species saccharalis (Sugarcane borer moth - Hodges#5475)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diatraea saccharalis (Fabricius, 1794)
Phalaena saccharalis Fabricius, 794
Phalaena sacchari Fabricius, 1798
Diatraea sacchari (Fabricius, 1798)
Chilo obliteratellus Zeller, 1863
Crambus leucaniellus Walker, 1863
Crambus lineosellus Walker, 1863
Diatraea brasiliensis Gorkum & Waal, 1913
Diatraea continens Dyar, 1911
Diatraea incomparella Dyar & Heinrich, 1927
Diatraea pedidocta Dyar, 1911
Diatraea saccharalis var. grenadensis Dyar, 1911
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include South Carolina to Florida, Kansas to Texas; West Indies; Mexico to Brazil. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported January, March to December in Florida. (1)
Heppner (2003) listed the following host plants. (1)
Cortaderia selloana (Gramineae).
Cyperus papyrus
Oryza sativa
Pennisetum purpureum
Saccharum officinarum
Setaria palmifolia
Sorghum sp.
Tripsacum dactyloides
Zea mays [stem]
Heppner (2003) reported this species was introduced to North America.
Considered invasive in this country (from Central and South America). (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. & C. Heinrich, 1927. The American moths of the genus Diatraea and allies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 71(2691): 11; figs. 1, 2, 54. (2)
Fabricius, 1799. Ent. Syst. 3(2): 239
Works Cited
1.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
2.The American moths of the genus Diatraea and allies
Harrison G. Dyar, Carl Heinrich. 1927. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 71(2691): 1-48.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems