Usingeriessa onyxalis

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Usingeriessa onyxalis
Usingeriessa onyxalis Druce 1896.png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Usingeriessa
Species: U. onyxalis
Binomial name
Usingeriessa onyxalis
(Hampson, 1897)
  • Cataclysta divulsalis Druce, 1896[1] not Walker, 1866[2]
  • Cataclysta onyxalis Hampson, 1897[3]
  • Elophila cancellalis Dyar, 1917[4]
  • Usingeriessa cancellalis (Dyar, 1917)
  • Usingeriessa divulsalis

Usingeriessa onyxalis is a moth of the family Crambidae. It is native to southern Texas, Mexico and Central America. It is an introduced species in Hawaii.[5]

The larvae are thought to be aquatic.[5]


  1. ^ Druce, Herbert (1896). "Cataclysta divulsalis". Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera. 2. p. 272; Pl. 63, Fig. 13 
    • Druce, Herbert (1899). "Cataclysta onyxalis". Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera. 2. p. 562. 
  2. ^ Walker, Francis (1865) [1866]. "Cataclysta divulsalis". List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Edward Newman. p. 1336. 
  3. ^ Hampson, George F.; Bart (1897). "On the classification of two subfamilies of Moths of the family Pyralidæ: the Hydrocampinæ and Scoparianæ". Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1897 (2): 149. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.1897.tb01679.x. 
  4. ^ Dyar, Harrison G. (1917). "Notes on North American Nymphulinæ". Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. 5: 77. 
  5. ^ a b Munroe, Eugene G. (1995). "Usingeriessa onyxalis (Dyar) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Nymphulinae), a Moth With Presumably Aquatic Larvae, Newly Recorded From Hawaii, With a Synopsis of Hawaiian Nymphulinae" (PDF). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 42: 39–42.