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Species Ephestiodes infimella - Hodges#6001

6001  - Ephestiodes infimella Paler Moodna Moth - Ephestiodes infimella Purple and gray moth - Ephestiodes infimella Bioblitz Moth #37 - Ephestiodes infimella Vitula broweri - Brower's Vitula - Hodges#6011 - Ephestiodes infimella Ephestiodes infimella Vitula broweri or Ephestiodes infimella? - Ephestiodes infimella Ephestiodes infimella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Ephestia Series)
Genus Ephestiodes
Species infimella (Ephestiodes infimella - Hodges#6001)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ephestiodes infimella Ragonot, 1887; Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae, p.16; in Heinrich (1956) USNM Bulletin 207: 279
* phylogenetic sequence #178875
one of 7 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 slender, light brown with yellowish shading in basal third, darker reddish-brown in distal two-thirds (some specimens have uniformly light brown forewing); AM line a shallow arc running at right angles from costa to inner margin; median area darker than area beyond PM line, with dark discal spot near center; PM line blackish, slightly jagged, parallel to outer margin; hindwing much wider than forewing, pale gray with brown terminal line and long pale fringe scales
Bivoltine on Block Island, RI, with peaks in abundance in July and August and adult records from early June through late September.(1)
See Also
Dusky Raisin Moth (Ephestiodes gilvescentella) is a western species (Arizona and Utah to California and British Columbia) and forewing usually lacks red tint (see photo by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Ephestiodes erythrella forewing AM line is straight and runs diagonally from costa to inner margin (compare images of this and related species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1990. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3, p. 65; pl. 2.21-27
Internet References
adult imaged plus locations and flight season (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
Works Cited
1.Block Island Moths