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Species Rhigognostis poulella - Hodges#2364

Rhigognostis poulella Hodges #2364 - Rhigognostis poulella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Plutellidae (Diamondback Moths)
Genus Rhigognostis
Species poulella (Rhigognostis poulella - Hodges#2364)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Rhigognostis poulella (Busck, 1904)
Plutella poulella Busck, 1904
From Busck, A. 1904. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 27 (1375): 753:
"Antennae light fuscous. Labial palpi dark brown exteriorly, ochreous white on the inner side; tuft not large. Face whitish in the middle, brown along the sides. Top of head with loose, erect scales, whitish. Thorax and forewings light ochreous fuscous; costal edge and apical part with strong, golden reflexions; below the fold the wing is whitish fuscous, lighter than above. Along the fold from the base of the wing is a dark brown, irregular streak with two short, pointed projections into the light colored field below. The entire wing is sparsely sprinkled with dark fuscous scales which form small and ill-defined dark spots on the outer costal edge and at apex. Hindwings whitish fuscous, nearly transparent and with a bluish tinge. Abdomen ochreous fuscous. Genitalia light ochreous. Legs ochreous, mottled with brown on the outer surfaces. Venation typical. Alar expanse, 24 mm.
Habitat. — Kaslo, British Columbia (Cockle).
Type.—Cat. No. 7883, U. S. National Museum.
Very similar in ornamentation to P. maculipennis Curtis, but nearly twice as large."
See Also
Plutella xylostella is half the size.
Print References
Busck, A. 1904. Tineid moths from British columbia, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 27 (1375): 753
Internet References
Images and Info at Moth Photographers Group
Images and Info at Barcoding Life