Dicymolomia julianalis

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Dicymolomia julianalis
Dicymolomia julianalis - Julia's Dicymolomia Moth (14262377773).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Dicymolomia
Species: D. julianalis
Binomial name
Dicymolomia julianalis
(Walker, 1859)[1]
Synonyms
  • Cataclysta julianalis Walker, 1859
  • Dicymolomia decora Zeller, 1872

Dicymolomia julianalis, Julia's Dicymolomia Moth, is a moth of the Crambidae family. It is found in most of eastern North America[2] and on Cuba.

Diet[edit]

The larvae have a diverse diet and have been recorded feeding on Astragalus canadensis and Cirsium lecontei. They have also been recorded as internal feeders in cat-tails (Typhus species) and cactus stems (Opuntia species). Furthermore, they feed on senescent cotton bolls (Gossypium species) and are also known as predators on the eggs and larvae of Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis.[3]

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