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Species Eudarcia simulatricella - Hodges#0278

Tiny Black & white moth - Eudarcia simulatricella
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Classification
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 Meessiidae
Genus Eudarcia
Species simulatricella (Eudarcia simulatricella - Hodges#0278)
Hodges Number
0278
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudarcia simulatricella Clemens, 1860
Size
Wingspan: 8-9 mm (1).
Identification
"Head brownish ochreous. Palpi pale yellowish. Antennae ochreous, annulated with dark brown. Forewings a rich dark chocolate brown with a faint purple lustre. A white fascia at one-third, a white costal spot about the middle, a similar dorsal spot opposite and a trifle beyond the middle, a curved costal spot before the apex. Cilia brown, white about the apex and correspondingly to the dorsal spot. Hindwings brownish fuscous; cilia concolorous. Underside of wings brown with considerable lustre. Legs yellowish fuscous" (1).
Range
Records from Maryland (2) (3), Kentucky (2), New Hampshire (2), and Pennsylvania. Dietz (1905) lists the range to include "Atlantic states" (1).
Season
Records from March to July (2), ?December (2).
Print References
Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology. No. 3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 12: 11
Dietz, W.G. 1905. Revision of the genera and species of the Tineid subfamilies Amydriinae and Tineinae inhabiting North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 31: 75. (1)