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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 19
V1 on abdominal segment 7 as far apart as on segment 9 (Fig. 43); body without longitudinal dark bands....................................................................................................Phycitinae, Pyralinae.......20
V1 on abdominal segment 7 twice as far apart as on segment 9 (Fig. 44); body with longitudinal dark bands (Fig. 45)...................................................Epipaschiinae, Phidotricha erigens (Ragonot)

Distribution: tropical Western Hemisphere including southern Florida

Hosts: 2006: Averrhoa bilimbi, Benincasa hispida, Citrus sinensis, Cucumis sp., Mammea sp., Mimosa asperata, Passion fruit, Petiveria alliacea, Pithecellobium dulce, Vigna sp., Zea mays, Zingiber sp.

pre-1998: cotton, lima bean, loquat, mango, sorghum, tamarind

Note: misidentified in the literature as Pococera atramentalis Lederer (Solis 1993); see Allyson 1977
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011