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Family Prodoxidae - Yucca Moths

Black and White - Agavenema barberella Tortricid - Lampronia corticella Yucca moth - Tegeticula? Yucca Larvae - Tegeticula Yucca Moth sp. Bogus Yucca Moth - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Greya variabilis? - Greya variabilis Greya punctiferella - Greya
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Incurvarioidea
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
56 species in 9 genera in 2 subfamilies in North America listed at All-Leps
Wingspan 5-33 mm.
"Head with rough hairlike scales; antennae simple in both sexes, approximately one half the length of the front wing; scale without pecten; ocelli absent; proboscis short, uncoiled when not in use, and galea not appressed to form a sucking tube; mandibles present but greatly reduced, not functional; labial palpi 3-segmented; rarely 2-segmented; maxillary palpi 5-segmented, very long, nearly as long as haustellum, folded against head. wings white in most species, but with dark markings; dark in some species." Arnett, p. 658 (1)
Life Cycle
Larvae bore into seeds and stems of yucca and agave.
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