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Species Tinea irrepta - Hodges#0399

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Tineinae
Genus Tinea
Species irrepta (Tinea irrepta - Hodges#0399)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinea irrepta – Braun, 1926
7 mm long. Wingspan 14 to 16 mm.
Head: Orange-yellow, long haired (scaled); some dark at sides. Palpi long, folded; yellowish on tip, dark on underside, scaled.
Antenna: About 2/3 as long as wing. Base half dark, rest lighter, thinly ringed with brown.
Thorax: Tan, small dark spot at tip.
Wings: Tan with dark streak from base to almost mid-wing along costal edge, ending with a small brown spot; another larger spot above. Brown spot on discal cell (about 2/3 from base of wing). Series of brown spots along wing tip edge, ending with larger dark spot at anal angle on inner margin. Fringe very long, tan. Hindwings unknown.
Legs: All segments brownish-tan, tips white. Feet thinly striped with white.
Western half U.S. and Canada; also northern Ontario (Lake Superior).
June to August.
Debris, fungus, rotting animal and vegetation matter.
Holotype Tinea irrepta by Braun, 1926. Locality: Alberta. Museum unknown.
Print References
Original Description: Canadian Entomologist, Volume 58 Page 49 by Annette F. Braun.
Internet References
Images and Info at Moth Photographers Group
Images at Barcoding Life