Homaledra octagonella (Walsingham)

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5041723

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FE87CD-FFBF-FFD1-FF0F-FCC4FC9B808A

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Homaledra octagonella (Walsingham)
status

 

Homaledra octagonella (Walsingham)

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Material examined. USA: Florida: Alachua Co. : 1 larva: Gainesville, 2832 NW 41 st Place , 3-XI-2020, J. Hayden ; Indian River Co.: 1♂: Vero Beach, SE 9 St. FMEL impoundment, 27.58701, −80.36875, 18-V-2012, UV, J.E. Hayden GoogleMaps ; Marion Co.: 1♂: Santos, MV light, 3-IV-1991, J.S. Kutis ; 1♂: Santos, CR 328, 1 mi. E. of CR 475, MVL, 16-III-1991, J.S. Kutis, MGCL slide 4543 ; Putnam Co.: 1♂: Welaka For. Cons. Sta., Site 4, live oak xeric hammock, 17–21-III-1986, J.B. Heppner, MGCL slide 4542 ; 1♂: same data except 28–31-VII-1986 ; 1♂: Palatka, at MV/UV light, 28-III-1991, H.D. Baggett; Volusia Co.: 1♂: Blue Spring State Park , 31-III-1983, L.C. Dow .

Remarks. The general characters of the single available larva are consistent with most other Homaledra species : a submental pit is present, the V setae on T1–T3 are medioposterior of the close-set coxae, the A1 SD1 seta is hairlike (being short and curved), and the A9 D1 seta is anterior of D2. The larva bears a straight case with octagonal cross-section that appears to be made of frass pellets.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Coleophoridae

Genus

Homaledra