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Species Eteobalea iridella - Hodges#1510

Stagmatophora iridella #1 - Eteobalea iridella Stagmatophora iridella #2 - Eteobalea iridella Shiny spots - Eteobalea iridella Cosmet moth from Big Bend, Texas - Eteobalea iridella Micromoth - Eteobalea iridella Twirler Moth - Eteobalea iridella Twirler moth ? - Eteobalea iridella Twirler moth ? - Eteobalea iridella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Cosmopteriginae
Genus Eteobalea
Species iridella (Eteobalea iridella - Hodges#1510)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eteobalea iridella (Busck, 1907)
Stagmatophora iridella (Busck, 1907)
Mompha iridella Busck, 1907
Stagmatophora niphochrysa Meyrick, 1930
Forewing length: 3.5-6.5 mm (1).
"Shining yellow tan to bronze brown with raised, metallic golden spots and three white spots along the costa, the preapical one most prominent" (1).
Eastern Washington to southern California and western Texas (1).
July in Washington, February to August in California, and late May in Texas (2).
Vinegarweed (Trichostema lanceolatum) (1)
Life Cycle
"The larvae cause irregular swellings in the root crowns" of their host, vinegarweed (Trichostema lanceolatum) (1).
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 8(3-4): 96. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 6.1, Gelechioidea, Antequerinae, Cosmopteriginae, Chrysopeleiinae.
Hodges, R. W. 1978. London: E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 166 pp.
3.New American Tineina
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8: 86-99.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems