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Family Choreutidae - Metalmark Moths

Hemerophila Moth - Hemerophila diva We're thinking this is Brenthia pavonacella - Brenthia pavonacella Everlasting Tebenna Moth - Tebenna gnaphaliella Prochoreutis extrincicella Unidentified Moth Tebenna unidentified Choreutidae - Choreutis pariana Tebbena gnaphaliella - Tebenna gnaphaliella
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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 Choreutoidea
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Other Common Names
Metalmark Moths
Numbers
32 species in 9 genera in 2 subfamilies in North America
8 genera belong to the subfamily Choreutinae; the other subfamily (Millieriinae) is represented by a single North American species, Phormoestes palmettovora, which occurs in Florida and was described by Heppner in 1982
Size
very small: wingspan less than 10 mm.
Identification
wings broad and square-tipped (giving a chunky appearance), and often containing reflective "metallic" spots or patches - hence the common name of Metalmark Moths
Print References
Borror and White 1998. A Field Guide to Insects(1)
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide to Insects
Richard E. White, Donald J. Borror, Roger Tory Peterson. 1998. Houghton Mifflin Co.