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Species Borkhausenia nefrax - Hodges#1061

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Borkhausenia
Species nefrax (Borkhausenia nefrax - Hodges#1061)
Hodges Number
1061
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Borkhausenia nefrax Hodges, 1974
* phylogenetic sequence #030500
Size
Forewing length 4.5-4.8 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - long hairs on the antennal flagellum. (2)
Range
Known from California, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. (1)
Habitat
Powell & Opler report that in California it is a strictly urban species, often found in homes. Hodges found them in native habitats in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. (1)
Food
Larvae are detritivores or fungivores. (1)
Remarks
Possibly an introduced species with a long, complicated history. First identified in California in 1952 as Borkhausenia near minutella (Linnaeus) and later identified as B. fuscescens (Haworth). Soon after Hodges described it as a new species it was found in France. (1)
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p.124; pl.7.20-21 (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.4.36f; p.62 (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Cellar Moth
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.