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Species Pyla fusca - Hodges#5829

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Pyla
Species fusca (Pyla fusca - Hodges#5829)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
FUSCA: dark, swarthy, dusky (Words, by William Whitaker)
head to wingtip 12-15 mm
head and eyes very dark or black
forewings long and slender, black with scattered pale speckling; two zigzag bands (sometimes indistinct) cross each wing, the inner edge of the basal band forms a whitish patch in the midline when the wings are folded over the back; a row of black spots borders the wingtips
hindwings pale gray and unmarked
Eurasia; in North America from Alaska to Newfoundland and south to New Jersey, New Mexico, and California (PDF doc: Butterflies and Moths of the Yukon)
Internet References
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live adult image (Jeff Higgott, UK)
pinned adult image (Swedish Natural History Museum)