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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

KEY TO SELECTED PYRALOIDEA (LEPIDOPTERA)
LARVAE INTERCEPTED AT U. S. PORTS OF ENTRY
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Posterior portion of prespiracular shield weakly pigmented (Fig. 13); body pink with whitish discontinuous longitudinal bands on most segments (Fig. 15); ring around mesothoracic seta SD1 not prominently sclerotized (Fig. 12)
............................................................................. Elasmopalpus lignosellus (Zeller)


Distribution: Western Hemisphere; adventive in Hawaii

Hosts: 2006: Ananas comosus, Asparagus officinalis, Ceratonia siliqua, Coffea arabica, Corylus avellana, Maranta sp., Mentha sp., Mimosa asperata, Sida sp., Sorghum sp., Zea mays (unpopped corn)

pre-1998: alfalfa, beans, cowpea, Johnsongrass, peas, soybean, strawberry, string bean, sugarcane

Note: see Heinrich 1956; Luginbill & Ainslie 1917; Neunzig 1979
Prespiracular shield completely enclosing spiracle weakly pigmented (Fig. 16); prominent longitudinal dark bands on all segments; ring around mesothoracic seta SD1 prominently sclerotized (Fig. 17)..........................................................................................Cryptoblabes sp.

Distribution: Europe, Africa, Asia

Hosts: 2006: Annona squamosa, Brassica sp., Citrus sinensis, Dimocarpus longan, Diospyros sp., Musa sp., Nephelium sp., Nephelium lappaceum, Passiflora sp., Phoenix sp., Pinus sp., Psidium guajava, Punica granatum, Quercus sp., Schinus sp., Xylopica sp.

pre-1998: Amaranthus sp., Chaenomeles japonica, grape, Lythrum sp., pineapple, raisin, Tamarix sp.

Note: should be reported as “Cryptoblabes gnidiella (Millière)” if the origin is from the Western Hemisphere where it was introduced (Heinrich 1956); does not occur in the continental U.S. or Hawaii; see Neunzig 1986
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