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Species Polyhymno luteostrigella - Hodges#2211

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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 Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Thiotrichinae
Genus Polyhymno
Species luteostrigella (Polyhymno luteostrigella - Hodges#2211)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
luteostrigella: from the Latin "luteus" (yellow) + "striga" (a furrow, channel, groove, or stripe); refers to the yellowish-brown stripes on the forewing
one of 2 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 11 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing white with two yellowish-brown longitudinal lines that converge near apex; distal half of wing has several short diagonal streaks along costa and inner margin; terminal line composed of three black dots; hindwing brownish-gray with very long fringe along inner and outer margins; head and thorax white with 2-4 dark longitudinal lines on top
Texas to Florida, north to Connecticut and Kentucky
adults fly in July and August in the north, year-round in the south
See Also
Platytes Moth (Platytes vobisne) forewing has zigzag lines, a solid terminal line, and no lines on top of thorax or head
Internet References
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo, plus photos of related species by SangMi Lee (Moth Photographers Group)
distribution list of boundary states (Dalton State College, Georgia)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)