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Species Antaeotricha schlaegeri - Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth - Hodges#1011

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Depressariidae
Subfamily Stenomatinae
Genus Antaeotricha
Species schlaegeri (Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth - Hodges#1011)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Antaeotricha schlaegeri (Zeller, 1854)
Cryptolechia schlaegeri Zeller, 1854
Wingspan 21-27 mm (Duckworth, 1964)
Resembles a bird-dropping. Larger than the very similar A. leucillana, with a darker thoracic tuft.
Northestern North America, south to North Carolina, west to Kansas, Texas.
April to August
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on White Oaks, Quercus alba and others of that group. May feed on birch, Betula.
See Also
Antaeotricha leucillana is smaller but there is some overlap. Wingspan 1.5-2.3 cm.
Print References
Covell, p. 446, plate 62 #20 (1)
Duckworth, W.D. 1964. North American Stenomidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 116: 29; figs. 1, 24 (genitalia); pl. 1 fig. a
Zeller, P.C. 1854. Die Depressarien und einige ihnen nahe stehende Gattungen. Linnaea entomologica : Zeitschrift herausgegeben von dem Entomologischen Vereine in Stettin. 9: 372