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Species Prolita princeps - Hodges#1894

Prolita princeps Pine Valley moth - Prolita princeps Prolita princeps Prolita princeps
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Prolita
Species princeps (Prolita princeps - Hodges#1894)
Hodges Number
1894
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prolita princeps (Busck, 1910)
Synonym
Gnorimoschema princeps Busck, 1910
Phylogenetic sequence #054825
Size
WS ≈ 16.5-20 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: The scales on the costal half at the base and the costal margin on the forewings are buff white with brown tips, while the scales on the area costad and distad of the medial brown streak are white to buff white with pale brown apices, and the scales dorsad of the brown streak are pale yellow. A few buff tipped scales are found on the outer margin. The hindwings are fuscous, with the veins slightly darker. (1)
Range
Has been recorded from California, Washington, Montana, Oregon, New Mexico, Utah and British Columbia
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adult (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - description (1)