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Species Anthophila plenicarinata - Hodges#2628.2

metalmark moth - Anthophila plenicarinata
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Anthophila
Species plenicarinata (Anthophila plenicarinata - Hodges#2628.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthophila plenicarinata Heppner, 2011
confirmed records from ON, QC, PA (Heppner, 2011)
larvae feed on nettle (Urtica sp.)
adults active during the day
See Also
Anthophila alpinella has more extensive white on the hindwing.
Anthophila fabriciana, known only from Churchill, Manitoba but may be more widespread, is separated by genitalia.
Print References
Heppner, J.B., 2011. Nearctic metalmark moths, 3. genus Anthophila (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae: Choreutinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 4: 11-18.
Internet References
link to PDF doc giving known distribution as of 2018 (
account [in French] of specimen collection and photographs at Saguenay, Quebec in 2017 by resident Claudette Cormier
photographs of nine non-spread specimens collected by Claudette Cormier (
map and literature reference (Moth Photographers Group)