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Species Decantha boreasella - Reticulated Decantha Moth - Hodges#1042

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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 Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Decantha
Species boreasella (Reticulated Decantha Moth - Hodges#1042)
Hodges Number
1042
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Decantha boreasella (Chambers, 1873)
Oecophora boreasella Chambers, 1873
Borkhausenia boreasella
Borkhausenia borkhausii Zeller, 1839 (European species formerly synonymized with D. boreasella).
* phylogenetic sequence #030000
Explanation of Names
Correct name is Decantha borkhausenii
Size
6 to 7 mm long. Wingspan 10-15 mm. (1)
Identification
Head: Dark brown, face smooth; two tufts on top of head. Palpi reddish-brown, curved up over head, underside scaled, last segment brown and white.
Antenna: Brown with white rings.
Thorax: Golden yellow, slightly scaled. Sides brown, collar has line of brown.
Wings: Dark brown background, with 4 large golden patches outlined with white on each side and connecting to lower center patch. Fringe long, golden yellow. Hindwings brown. Fringe yellowish-brown.
Legs: Dark brown with white tips on each segment.
Abdomen: Grayish-brown.

Similar Species: Epicallima argenticinctella has no brown. It is entirely orange and yellow.
Range
Records from the eastern half of the United States, southern U.S.; British Columbia and Ontario; California and Arizona's Huachuca Mountains. (2), (1)
Habitat
Forests, preferring pine.
Season
May to August, earlier in the south.
Food
Larvae possibly feed on fungus in dead wood. (3)
Life Cycle
Caterpillar translucent white, with yellow-brown head and cervical shield. Found under pine bark.
Remarks
Types:
Holotype as Oecophora borkhausenii by Zeller, 1839. Locality: Central Europe and U.S.A. Museum unknown.
Lectotype as Oecophora boreasella male by Chambers, 1873. #189; MCZ#1553. Locality: Kentucky. In Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass. Lectotype designated by Hodges in 1974.
See Also
Similar Species: Epicallima argenticinctella has no brown. It is entirely orange and yellow.
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.52-53 (preview)
Chambers, V.T. 1873. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 5(10): 189-190
Clarke, J.F.G. 1941. Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 242-243 (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2: 104, pl.7.2-4 (4)
Internet References

Isis, 1839, pg. 192 by Zeller: Oecophora borkhausenii.
The Canadian Entomologist, 1873, Vol. 5, pp. 189 to 190 by Chambers.
The Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science, 1874, Vol. 2, pg. 292 by Chambers.
Bulletin of the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1877, Vol. 3, Article #6 – The Tineina of Colorado by Chambers pg. 129.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1901-03, Vol. 5, pp. 181 to 182 & 215-218: Notes on Brackenridge Clemens’ Types of Tineina by Busck.
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1907, Vol. 33, pp. 287 to 289: The North American species of the genus Ornix by Dietz.
Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 1909, Vol. 35: Revision of Oecophorid Moths by Busck, pg. 202.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68, pg. 179 & 248 by Forbes.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1926, Memoir #101, pg. 546 by Leonard.
Proceedings of the National Museum, 1942, Vol. 29: Revision of the Oecophoridae by Clarke, pg. 241 to 243.
Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1898-92, Vol. 152, pg. 55.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species
J. F. Gates Clarke. 1941. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 33-286.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.