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Species Semioscopis megamicrella - Hodges#0915

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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
Subfamily Depressariinae
Genus Semioscopis
Species megamicrella (Semioscopis megamicrella - Hodges#0915)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Semioscopis braunae
wingspan 15-25 mm
Adult: forewing variably pale brown to dark grayish-brown with fine speckling; subterminal and terminal lines composed of several black spots; reniform spot a small black arc, with dark shading immediately beyond it; two or three dark spots in AM and median area; hindwing pale grayish-brown with thin dark terminal line (sometimes double) and long pale fringe; dark streak often present parallel to inner margin
northern United States and southern Canada
adults fly in April and May
Internet References
live adult images plus description and flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
38 pinned adult images and collection site map (All-Leps)
live adult images and photos of related species by various photographers (Moth Photographers Group)
US distribution map (