Aporodes floralis

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Aporodes floralis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Aporodes
Species: A. floralis
Binomial name
Aporodes floralis
(Hübner, 1809)
Synonyms
  • Pyralis floralis Hübner, 1809
  • Noctuelia floralis
  • Eudorea transversalis Moore, 1878
  • Noctuelia floralis var. grisealis Caradja, 1916
  • Herbula meleagrisalis Walker, 1859
  • Pyrausta conversalis Duponchel, 1834
  • Pyrausta siculalis Duponchel, 1833
  • Noctuelia floralis var. stygialis Treitschke, 1829

Aporodes floralis is a moth of the family Crambidae described by Jacob Hübner in 1809. It is found in most of Europe (except Ireland, Great Britain, the Benelux, Fennoscandia and the Baltic region),[1] Algeria, Syria, Afghanistan, central Asia, north-western India[2] and Yemen[3]

The wingspan is 15–20 mm. The forewings are deep purple, suffused with blackish or greyish brown and with well defined cross lines. Adults are on wing from May to the beginning of October in two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Cynara cardunculus and Convolvulus arvensis.[4]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Aporodes floralis (Hübner, 1809)". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Aporodes floralis (Hübner, [1809])". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ De Prins, J.; De Prins, W. (2017). "Aporodes floralis (Hübner, 1809)". Afromoths. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Records of Aporodes floralis Hübner, 1809 (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) from Poland" (PDF). Retrieved October 11, 2011.