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Little Moth ID Request - Isocorypha mediostriatella

Little Moth ID Request - Isocorypha mediostriatella
Herring Run Watershed, Baltimore City County, Maryland, USA
August 7, 2007

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Little Moth ID Request - Isocorypha mediostriatella Little Moth ID Request - Isocorypha mediostriatella

Isocorypha host plant
In regard to your query about the larval host plant of Isocorypha mediostriatella, the larva probably feeds on fungus on or in dead wood (as is known for some of the forest-inhabiting tineid species), but I don't know that this (or, indeed, some different life history) has been shown for I. mediostriatella in particular. As a general rule, Tineidae are unusual within Lepidoptera in that the larvae do not feed obligately on living plant material as do those of most other lep families.

Moved
Moved from Monopis.

Tineids on leaf
Nice photo. These are Isocorypha mediostriatella. In some deciduous-forest sites where this species occurs in central Illinois, it tends to have synchronized emergences in which large numbers of adults can be seen on and near the forest floor during the day, at about the same time of year when this photo was taken.

 
Thanks
for the id, Terry! Do you know the host plant(s) for this species?

Tineidae
Monopis sp. near crocicopitella 0415 or dorsistrigella 0416. What do you think Bob?

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