Homaledra, Busck, 1900

Hayden, James E., 2021, Two new species of palm-leaf skeletonizers (Lepidoptera: Pterolonchidae: Homaledra Busck), Insecta Mundi 2021 (859), pp. 1-24 : 19

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5041755

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:B6DA8972-8EAE-465F-B4E2-D38B299267B7

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87CD-FFBF-FFD1-FF0F-FAA8FA088326

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Homaledra
status

 

Key to adult moths of Homaledra in Florida

1. Forewing with scattered black scales; male tergites II and III medially narrowed and pleural sex scales prominent.......................................................................... 2

— Forewing without scattered black scales (with spots only on end of discal cell, anal fold, and termen); male tergites not narrow, pleural sex scales not prominent................................. 3

2(1). Forewing color white; forewing length 4.5–5.0 mm; cornuti absent; corpus bursae evenly sack-shaped, with spiny signum about 1/3 from anterior end.................. H. octagonella (Walsingham)

— Forewing color beige; forewing length 6.0–8.0 mm; cornuti in a narrow arc; corpus bursae medially narrowed, with spiny signum in posterior chamber.............. H. howardi Hayden , new species

3(1). Forewing color orange with medial longitudinal silver streak and spot; male without cornuti (female not observed)....................................................... H. heptathalama Busck

— Forewing color beige; cornuti present........................................................ 4

4(3). Forewing veins concolorous with rest of wing, not white; antennae shorter than wings; cornuti small and hairlike, in a diffuse zone; signum discrete and spinose................ H. sabalella (Chambers)

— Forewing veins white; cornuti large and melanized; signum a diffuse field of granules...................................................................... H. knudsoni Hayden , new species