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Species Oegoconia novimundi - Four-spotted Yellowneck - Hodges#1134

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea
Family Autostichidae
Genus Oegoconia
Species novimundi (Four-spotted Yellowneck - Hodges#1134)
Hodges Number
1134
Other Common Names
Leaf Litter Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oegoconia novimundi (Haworth, 1828)
Oegoconia quadripuncta (Haworth, 1828)
Recurvaria quadripuncta Haworth, 1828
Anacampsis bifasciella Stephens, 1835
Lampros kindermanniella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Symmoca novimundi Busck, 1915 (84)
*placed by some authors in family Blastobasidae or Gelechiidae or Symmocidae.
Size
Wingspan 11-17 mm.
Forewing length 5.5-7 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - forewing dark gray or blackish with a pale yellowish band crossing the wing about halfway along the costa, and a spot of the same color near the apex; a continuous band of pale yellow across the base of the forewings gives the moth a yellow-collared or yellow-necked appearance; wings held together over abdomen when moth is at rest.
Range
Scattered records from coast to coast in North America. (2)
Introduced into the eastern United States over a century ago and described by Busck as Symmoca novimundi.
Habitat
Lawns and gardens around homes; adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Season
Adults fly from May to August (peak numbers in July).
Food
Larvae feed on detritus in leaf litter. Has been reared on oak leaf litter. (1)
Print References
Landry, J-F., Nazari, V., Dewaard, J.R., Mutanen, M., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Huemer, P., & P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa 3749 (1): 001–093. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 60; pl. 4, fig. 20. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology
J.F. Landry, V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert. 2013. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 001–093.
4.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)