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Species Semioscopis packardella - Packard's Concealer Moth - Hodges#0912

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Classification
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 packardella (Packard's Concealer Moth - Hodges#0912)
Hodges Number
0912
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Semioscopis packardella (Clemens, 1863)
Epigraphia eruditella Grote, 1880
Size
Wingspan 10-13.5 mm.
Identification
Forewing light silvery-gray or whitish with conspicuous curving black line running from base to about half-way along wing, terminating in a semicircular curve, bordered on outside by yellowish shading; terminal line composed of several black spots; numerous smaller/fainter spots scattered across wing.
Range
Widespread but apparently patchy distribution across North America; range not well known (see US distribution map) (1), (2)
Habitat
Woodlands, shrubby areas.
Season
The flight period appears to be March to October with the peak form April to May. (3), (4)
Food
Rosaceae -- Crataegus (hawthorn), Prunus (2)
Sorbus (mountain-ash)
See Also
Semioscopis merriccella is similar but its curving black line stops short of the wing base; also has grayer forewing, thicker black line, and brownish areas at base of wing and beyond end of black line.
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2. E.W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc. p. 54; plate 3, figs. 31-32. (5)
Works Cited
1.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.
6.Butterflies of North America
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems