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Species Tinagma obscurofasciella - Hodges#2487

Tinagma obscurofasciella - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Unassigned Apoditrysia)
Family Douglasiidae (Douglas Moths)
Genus Tinagma
Species obscurofasciella (Tinagma obscurofasciella - Hodges#2487)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chambers 1881 Douglassia obscurofasciella
Tinagma crenulellum
8 to 9 mm wingspan. about 4 to 5 mm long.
Wings narrow sharply at tips. Base half light brown with flecks of white scales. Mid wing has solid, wide darker brown stripe. Lower border of stripe outlined with narrow white stripe, fading toward outer (costa) edges, and slightly slanted on inner wing margin. White stripe continues down inner edge of wings for a short distance. Rest of wings darker brown with a few white flecks. Fringe dark brown with some white flecks, long. Hindwings narrower, yellowish-brown.
Massachusetts, Ontario.
Meadows, forest edges.
May to June
Larvae feed on Potentilla, Geum, Cinquefoil, Avens and related Rosaceae.
Life Cycle
Larvae mine the leaves of plants.
Holotype as Douglassia obscurofasciella by Chambers, 1880. Type Locality: Kentucky. Museum unknown.
Holotype as Tinagma crenulellum by Engle, 1907. Type Locality: Pennsylvania. In the United States National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.
Print References
Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History, 1880, Vol. 3 by Chambers, pp. 291-292.
Entomological News, 1907, Vol. 18 by Engle, pg. 279.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1909, Vol. 11 by Busck, pg. 103.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68 by Forbes, pg. 224.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 2005, Vol. 107 by Harrison, pg. 602.
Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification, 2011 #17 Moth Families by Dombroskie, pg. 16.
Internet References