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Species Hybroma servulella - Yellow Wave Moth - Hodges#0300

Small yellow and brown moth July 7 2008 - Hybroma servulella Pale Yellow Micromoth - Hybroma servulella Yellow Wave Moth - Hodges #0300 - Hybroma servulella Small, yellow and brown moth - Hybroma servulella Yellow Wave Moth - Hodges #300 (Hybroma servulella) - Hybroma servulella Yellow Wave Moth, 0300 - Hybroma servulella Small, yellow moth with brown marks - Hybroma servulella Hybroma servulella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
No Taxon (Tineidae "Clade A" Regier et al., 2014)
Genus Hybroma
Species servulella (Yellow Wave Moth - Hodges#0300)
Hodges Number
0300
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinea aurosuffusella
Size
4 to 6 mm long. Wingspan: 10 to 11.5 mm
Identification
Head: Yellow, hairy (rough scales). Palpi yellow, underside dark brown.
Antenna: Simple, dark, more than half as long as wing.
Thorax: Yellow.
Wings: Yellow. Narrow dark streak from base along costa to mid wing, connecting to large dark semicircle. Another dark patch on costa near wing tip. Inner margin has large patch at mid wing, irregular and narrowing. Another small patch near wing tip. Fringe on inner margin very long, yellow; shorter around wing tip, sometimes stained slightly with brown spots. Hind wings dark purplish-brown.
Legs: Pale brown and yellow.
Abdomen: Abdomen brown, yellowish tip. Underside yellowish.
Range
Eastern half of U.S., Texas and Oklahoma; Ontario.
Season
July to September
Food
Debris, fungus, rotting vegetation
Remarks
Holotype as Tinea aureosuffusella by Clemens, MCZ #1394. Locality: Kentucky. In Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass.
Internet References

Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 1861-63, Vol. 1, pp. 136 to 137: New American Micro-Lepidoptera by Brackenridge Clemens, M.D.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1873, Vol. 5: Micro-Lepidoptera by V. T. Chambers, pg. 87.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1901-03, Vol. 5, pg. 210: Notes on Brackenridge Clemens’ types of Tineina by August Busck.
United States National Museum, 1904, Vol. 27, pg. 775: Tineid Moths from British Columbia by Busck.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1905, Vol. 31, pg. 73: American Lepidoptera by William G. Dietz, M.D.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68: Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States by William T. M. Forbes.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1989-1992, Vol. 152: Types by Miller and Hodges, pg. 51.