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

Moth - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Antaeotricha schlaegeri or leucillana? - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Antaeotricha schlaegeri Moth - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Cool moth - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Pale Gray Bird-dropping Moth or Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth - Antaeotricha leucillana or schlaegeri - Antaeotricha schlaegeri Antaeotricha schlaegeri - Schlaeger's Fruitworm Moth - Antaeotricha schlaegeri
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Classification
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
1011
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Antaeotricha schlaegeri (Zeller, 1854)
Cryptolechia schlaegeri Zeller, 1854
Size
Wingspan 21-27 mm (Duckworth, 1964)
Identification
Resembles a bird-dropping. Larger than the very similar A. leucillana, with a darker thoracic tuft.
Range
Northestern North America, south to North Carolina, west to Kansas, Texas.
Season
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