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59a1352.53 – 1398.01   Homaledra howardi Hayden, 2021

© Joseph Montes de Oca
Distribution: Southern Florida.
Holotype: Miami, FL.
Larva and
Host Plants:
A palm skeletonizer.
Field Marks:
"... scattered black scales on the forewings... This is the “coconut skeletonizer” that Bill Howard, palm pest expert, researched after it broke out in 1995." - James Hayden (pers. comm., 2/4/2018)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Homaledra howardi Hayden, 2021
Taxonomic Notes: Homaledra howardi Hayden, 2021, n. sp., is described from Florida, Insecta Mundi, 0859: 10.
  • Hayden, J.E., 2021. Two new species of palm-leaf skeletonizers (Lepidoptera: Pterolonchidae: Homaledra Busck). Insecta Mundi, 0859: 1-24.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Homaledra howardi
- LG – © James Hayden
Homaledra howardi
- LG – © James Hayden

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