Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A new species of Haimbachia Dyar (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Crambinae) feeding on Spartina Schreb. (Spartinaceae) from Argentina
|Solis, M Alma|
|CANEPUCCIA, ALEJANDRO - National University Of Mar Del Plata|
|FARINA, JUAN - National University Of Mar Del Plata|
|IRIBAME, OSCAR - National University Of Mar Del Plata|
Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/12/2020
Publication Date: 10/23/2020
Citation: Solis, M.A., Canepuccia, A.D., Farina, J.L., Iribame, O.O. 2020. A new species of Haimbachia Dyar (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Crambinae) feeding on Spartina Schreb. (Spartinaceae) from Argentina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 122(4):916-928.
Interpretive Summary: Several species of cordgrass are planted for fodder and to prevent erosion, but they are also invasive worldwide, specifically in western United States where they impact waterfowl and shellfish industries. We describe a new pyraloid moth species whose caterpillar is a borer on cordgrass in Argentina. We provide photographs of the larvae and adult. This information will help biological control workers of noxious weeds and quarantine personnel to identify this species.
Technical Abstract: A new crambid moth, Haimbachia spartinensis, sp. n., is described from Argentina. The larvae were discovered feeding on a saltmarsh cordgrass or Spartina Schreb. (Spartinaceae). We provide images of larvae, and adults and their genitalia. Twelve species have been described in the Western Hemisphere, but only Haimbachia marionella Dyar and Heinrich, 1927, has been previously described from South America. The new species is compared to H. marionella and images are provided of its type specimen, labels, and male genitalia.