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Species Tegeticula yuccasella - Tegeticula yuccasella complex - Hodges#0198

Yuccasella - Tegeticula yuccasella Tegeticula yuccasella complex - Hodges#0198 - Tegeticula yuccasella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Subfamily Prodoxinae
Genus Tegeticula (Yucca moth)
Species yuccasella (Tegeticula yuccasella complex - Hodges#0198)
Hodges Number
0198
Other Common Names
Yucca Moth
Remarks
"Recently the species traditionally called T. yuccasella has been identified as being a complex of at least 13 species, many of which have very distinctive biology. Among them are two non-pollinating species of 'cheater yucca moths'. The reader should bear in mind that many papers written before the recent revision that provide, e.g., measures of seed consumption, actually provide composite measurements of all coexisting species. This problem only applies to the yuccasella complex ("the white species")." Tree of Life
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