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Species Erechthias minuscula - Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges#0304

Erechthias minuscula Erechthias minuscula Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges #0304 - Erechthias minuscula Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges #0304 - Erechthias minuscula Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges #0304 - Erechthias minuscula Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges #0304 - Erechthias minuscula small moth - Erechthias minuscula Hodges #0304 - Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Erechthias minuscula
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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 Tineoidea
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Erechthiinae
Genus Erechthias
Species minuscula (Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges#0304)
Hodges Number
0304
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1897 by Walsingham, who originally placed it in genus Ereunetis
placed in genus Erechthias in 2001 by Gaden Robinson
Numbers
one of 2 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Identification
Adult: forewing brown with 2 pale oblique stripes touching inner margin; 2 blackish spots within pale patch near apex
Range
Florida
Found throughout the world. It may be an introduced species.
Internet References
New Zealand Biosecurity – description & images
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
synonyms and type species plus number of world species in genus (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
list of world species plus classification and synonyms (wikimedia.org)
original genus placement of the 2 North American species (nearctica.com)