Girish Mahajan

Sclerocona

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Crambidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Species  S. acutella
Similar  Butterflies and moths, Anania perlucidalis, Anania lancealis, Pyrausta nigrata, Anania fuscalis

Sclerocona is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. It contains only one species, Sclerocona acutella, which is found from Spain and Sicily north to Great Britain and Denmark and east to Siberia, Japan and China. It is an introduced species in eastern North America.

The wingspan is 25–28 mm. Adults are light brown.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Zea, Lycopersicon, Humulus, Phragmites and Phaseolus species.

References

Sclerocona Wikipedia


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