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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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Prespiracular shield enclosing the spiracle (Fig. 85); A1 with SV trisetose; prothoracic shield with dark lateral shading extending to seta D2 (Fig. 85); dorsal and subdorsal pinacula of mesothorax fused (sometimes not fused in early instars) (Fig. 86).......................Herpetogramma bipunctalis (Fabricius)

Distribution: Western Hemisphere

Hosts: 2006: Amaranthus sp., Amaranthus caudatus, Anthemis sp., Asparagus officinalis, Brassica oleracea, Capsicum sp., Colysis pteropus, Corchorus olitorius, Coriandrum sativum, Gomphrena sp., Jatropha sp., Piper aduncum, Solanum nigrum, Spinacia sp., Strobilanthes sp., Xanthosoma sp., Xanthosoma brasiliense

pre-1998: alfalfa, beets, cotton, soybean

Note: see Allyson 1984
Prespiracular shield not enclosing the spiracle (Fig. 87); A1 with SV setae bisetose; dorsal and subdorsal pinacula of mesothorax usually not fused (Fig. 88).......Rhectocraspeda periusalis (Walker)

Distribution: West Indies and United States

Hosts: 2006: Amaranthus sp., Chenopodia charantia, Fernaldia sp., Momordica charantia, Strobilanthes sp.

pre-1998: Solanaceae, including eggplant, potatoes, and tomato

Note: Pilemia Möschler is a junior synonym of Rhectocraspeda Warren, new combination in Munroe et al. 1995
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Last Modified: 3/25/2011