Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Brenthia pavonacella - Peacock Brenthia - Hodges#2627

We're thinking this is Brenthia pavonacella - Brenthia pavonacella moth072514a - Brenthia pavonacella Brenthia pavonacella Choreutidae, Peacock Brenthia, herbivory, under side of leaf - Brenthia pavonacella 13Jun2017.BF.HN.lep1 - Brenthia pavonacella unknown moth - Brenthia pavonacella blue-eyed moth - Brenthia pavonacella  Brenthia pavonacella - Brenthia pavonacella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Brenthia
Species pavonacella (Peacock Brenthia - Hodges#2627)
Hodges Number
2627
Explanation of Names
Species name pavoncella appears to mean "little peacock", from Latin Pavon, the genus of the bird (see Bob Patterson's comments here).
Size
wingspan 9 mm (Moths of Maryland)
Food
Desmodium glutinosum
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
1.leaf damage 2.larva 3.pupae in woven cocoons 4.pupa 5.adult
Internet References
National Geographic article: Moths Elude Spiders by Mimicking Them
BugLifeCycles PDF by MJ Hatfield of life cycle info, stages, and leaf damage