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Species Pseudexentera virginiana - Hodges#3258

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Pseudexentera
Species virginiana (Pseudexentera virginiana - Hodges#3258)
Hodges Number
3258
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1864 by Clemens, who originally placed it in genus Anchylopera
Size
wingspan about 18 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing light brownish-gray with dark speckling and large dark brown to black semicircular patch half-way along costa; basal area slightly darker than remainder of wing; hindwing gray with white fringe
Range
Connecticut and Michigan, south to Florida and Mississippi
Season
adults fly in March and April
See Also
P. costomaculana forewing has similar dark patch along costa but remainder of wing has pale cream or yellowish shading with little or no speckling (compare photos of this and other related species by Jim Vargo in MPG link below)
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
9 pinned adult images plus collection site map (All-Leps)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus dates (Larry Line, Maryland)
live adult image (Dave Pelletier, Connecticut)
distribution and references (Markku Savela, FUNET)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)