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Species Parapoynx curviferalis - Hodges#4762

Parapoynx curviferalis
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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 Acentropinae
Tribe Nymphulini
Genus Parapoynx
Species curviferalis (Parapoynx curviferalis - Hodges#4762)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parapoynx curviferalis (Walker, 1866)
Oligostigma curviferalis Walker, 1866
Formerly considered a synonym of Parapoynx badiusalis.
There are seven species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Nearly identical to Parapoynx badiusalis. The median line has a more rounded curve in the middle of the wing.
Munroe (1951) included notes to separate the two species.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include eastern North America; New Brunswick to Florida(3), Illinois to Alabama. (4)
June to August. (2)
Heppner (2003) listed the host as unknown. (4)
Print References
Merritt, R.W., Cummins, K.W. & M.B. Berg. 2008. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Kendall Hunt Publishing. (5)
Munroe, E.G., 1951. A previously unrecognized species of Nymphula (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). The Canadian Entomologist 83(1): 20-23. Abstract and access
Walker, F., 1865. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. London 34, 1331.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.Aquatic Insects of North America
R. W. Merritt, K. W. Cummins, M.B. Berg. 2008. Kendall/Hunt.