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Species Lepidotarphius perornatella - Hodges#2346.5

back to front mimic moth - Lepidotarphius perornatella Lepidotarphius perornatella Coleophora (?) sp. - Lepidotarphius perornatella - female 360130.50 – 2346.5 - Lepidotarphius perornatella - female Unknown Insect/Moth - Lepidotarphius perornatella - male Unknown Insect/Moth - Lepidotarphius perornatella - male Unknown Insect/Moth - Lepidotarphius perornatella - male Heliodinidae sun moth? - Lepidotarphius perornatella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Glyphipterigidae (Sedge and False Diamondback Moths)
Subfamily Glyphipteriginae (Sedge Moths)
Genus Lepidotarphius
Species perornatella (Lepidotarphius perornatella - Hodges#2346.5)
Hodges Number
2346.5
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lepidotarphius perornatella (Walker, 1864)
Size
FWL: 13 to 18 mm (Arita & Heppner 1992).
Identification
"Lepidotarphius perornatella can be easily distinguished from any other described species of North American micromoth by the metallic blue-green coloration of the head, thorax and basal three-fifths of the forewings, and the bright orange distal two-fifths of the forewing" (1).
Range
In North America, this species was documented in 2017 from a single site in Iowa.(1) Subsequent images submitted to BugGuide extend the known range of this adventive species to WI and IL as of 2019.
Habitat
Near the edges of ponds and streams where their host plant grows (1).
Food
Acorus spp.
Print References
Arita, Y., Heppner, J.B. 1992. Sedge Moths of Taiwan (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae). Tropical Lepidoptera, 3(2): 1–40.
Austin, K.A.; Nazari, V.; Landry, J.-F.; Johnson, S.R. 2017. "Lepidotarphius perornatella (Walker, 1864) (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae) new to North America". News of The Lepidopterists’ Society, 59(4): 182-184 (1).
Works Cited
1.Lepidotarphius perornatella (Walker, 1864) (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae) new to North America
Kyhl A. Austin, Vazrick Nazari, Jean-François Landry, Stephen R. Johnson. 2017. News of The Lepidopterists’ Society, 59(4): 182-184.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems