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

Utah-Moth - Oegoconia novimundi 1134 Four-spotted Yellowneck Moth - Oegoconia novimundi Moth - Oegoconia novimundi Four-spotted Yellowneck - Oegoconia novimundi Something near Filatima? - Oegoconia novimundi Oegoconia novimundi Little moth  - Oegoconia novimundi Four-spotted Yellowneck Moth - Oegoconia novimundi
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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 Autostichidae
Subfamily Oegoconiinae
Genus Oegoconia
Species novimundi (Four-spotted Yellowneck Moth - Hodges#1134)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Leaf Litter Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oegoconia novimundi (Haworth, 1828) - no longer considered a junior for O. quadripuncta as the two species are clearly distinct both in genital morphology and DNA barcodes (1)
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.
Explanation of Names
Author: Bosk, 1915
Wingspan 11-17 mm.
Forewing length 5.5-7 mm. (2)
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.
Scattered records from coast to coast in North America. (3)
Introduced into the eastern United States over a century ago and described by Busck as Symmoca novimundi.
Lawns and gardens around homes; adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Adults fly from May to August (peak numbers in July).
Larvae feed on detritus in leaf litter. Has been reared on oak leaf litter. (2)
Oegoconia quadripuncta (Haworth, 1828) is a valid species which is restricted to Europe.
See Also
Oegoconia deauratella - requires dissection. (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. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 60; pl. 4, fig. 20. (2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)