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Species Psilocorsis cryptolechiella - Black-fringed Psilocorsis - Hodges#0956

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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 Depressariidae
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Psilocorsis
Species cryptolechiella (Black-fringed Psilocorsis - Hodges#0956)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Black-fringed Leaftier Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psilocorsis cryptolechiella (Chambers, 1872)
Depressaria cryptolechiella Chambers, 1872
WS ≈ 16mm
Adult: FW is usually paler orange or yellow than Psilocorsis quercicella, but with several thin, dark gray to brown transverse lines (not blotches). Adterminal line runs only halfway from costa to anal angle. Fringe darker gray or brownish. (a)
Maine to Florida, west to Arkansas and Texas. (1)
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
Larvae feed on chestnut, locust, northern bayberry and have been reared on oaks. Larvae create a leaf shelter. (1)
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1872. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 4(5): 91-92
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of larva, live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
BAMONA – species page
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.