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Pyralidae
800506.005913Macrorrhinia endonephele – Alligatorweed Stemborer – (Hampson, 1918)

Gary J. Goss
Distribution: FL north to MA and west to TX - BOLD (accessed 5/29/202)
Type Locality (endonephele Hampson): Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Type Locality (malloi Pastrana): Argentina.
Type Locality (signifera Blanchard): Town Bluff, Tyler Co., TX.
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Taxonomic Notes: Macrorrhinia endonephele (Hampson, 1918) replaces M. signifera Blanchard, 1976, n. syn., in Neunzig (2003) and includes as a synonym [5914.5] Arcola malloi (Pastrana, 1961) in Hayden & Landry (2020), Insecta Mundi, 0768: 1-25.

Introduced as a biological control agent in US to control alligatorweed, Alternanthera philoxeroides.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hampson, G.F., 1918. A classification of the Pyralidae, subfamily Hypsotropinae. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1918: 55131., 1918: 87.
  • Hayden, J.E. & J-F. Landry, 2020. Arcola malloi (Pastrana), the alligatorweed stemborer, a new synonym of Macrorrhinia endonephele (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae). Insecta Mundi, 0768: 1-25.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 2003. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 264; pl. 9.2-3. order
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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