Batrachedra decoctor

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Batrachedra decoctor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Batrachedridae
Genus: Batrachedra
Species: B. decoctor
Binomial name
Batrachedra decoctor
Hodges, (1966) [1]

Batrachedra decoctor is a species of moth belonging to the Batrachedridae family. It is native to the southeastern United States, especially northern Florida.

Ecology[edit]

In its larval state it feeds exclusively on saw palmetto (Serenoa repens).

Subspecies[edit]

  • Batrachedra decoctor decoctor
  • Batrachedra decoctor bermudensis Hodges, 1966 (Bermuda)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nomina - Lepidoptera: A - Gelechiidae". Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-02-10.