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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
Couplet 11
Prothoracic shield with black areas on lateral and posterior margins (sometimes without black area on posterior margin) (Fig. 23); prominent longitudinal dark bands on all segments (Fig. 24); head with dark band from ocelli to posterior margin
.......................................................................................................Homoeosoma electellum Hulst


Distribution: North and South America

Hosts: 2006: Bidens sp., Helianthus annuus, Limonium sp., Matricaria chamomilla, Tagetes sp.

pre-1998: Asteraceae, cotton, orange

Note: see Heinrich 1956; Neunzig 1997
Prothoracic shield yellowish without the pattern as in Fig. 23................................................12
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011
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