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Family Prodoxidae - Yucca Moths

Unknown moth - Tridentaforma fuscoleuca Unknown Moth Bogus Yucca Moth - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Prodoxidae: Prodoxus decipiens? - Prodoxus quinquepunctella White moth with half-black antennae - Prodoxus decipiens possible Bogus Yucca Moth Lampronia aenescens Moth - Tridentaforma fuscoleuca
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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 Incurvarioidea
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Numbers
56 species in 9 genera in 2 subfamilies in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
Wingspan 5-33 mm.
Identification
"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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