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Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF LEPIDOPTERA: INVASIVE SPECIES, PESTS, AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Common Pyraloidea species of Dominica

Author
item Solis, M

Submitted to: News of the Lepidopterist's Society
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/29/2015
Publication Date: 7/30/2015
Citation: Solis, M.A. 2015. Common Pyraloidea species of Dominica. News of the Lepidopterist's Society. 57(2):74-76.

Interpretive Summary: Snout moths, or the superfamily Pyraloidea, are pests of crops and stored products worldwide and are commonly intercepted at United States ports. The images and scientific names of adult moths provide a method of identification for common, large species found in Dominica and the Caribbean. This information will be used by students, scientists and port identifiers.

Technical Abstract: Forty-six adult crambid moths of the superfamily Pyraloidea from Dominica are illustrated and identified. These images are a tool for the identification of large, common species in the Caribbean. The Caribbean is a common entry and pathway of invasive species to southeastern United States.