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Species Ommatospila narcaeusalis - Orange Silver-Spot - Hodges#5294

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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 Ommatospila
Species narcaeusalis (Orange Silver-Spot - Hodges#5294)
Hodges Number
5294
Other Common Names
Ommatospila Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ommatospila narcaeusalis (Walker)
Orig. Comb: Leucochroma narcaeusalis Walker, 1859
* Phylogenetic sequence #157950.
Numbers
Monotypic genus (1)
Size
Forewing length about 7 mm.
Identification
This distinctive species is unlikely to be confused with others.

Det. M. J. Heiman, 2008
Range
Ok and LA to S. Amer. / W. Indies - Map (MPG & BG data) (+ 2 historical records from the Florida Keys (2))
Season
Aug-Jan in TX (MPG & BG data), (Two October 1955 records from Florida Keys (2))
Food
Larval host(s) is unknown.
Print References
Hodges, R.W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (1)
Walker, F. 1859. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 19: 799-1036 [972].
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.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.