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Species Tebenna onustana - Hodges#2648

Moth - Tebenna onustana Small Moth - Tebenna onustana Miniature butterfly(?) that lives on pearly everlasting  - Tebenna onustana Metalmark moth - Tebenna onustana Moth - Tebenna onustana
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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 Tebenna
Species onustana (Tebenna onustana - Hodges#2648)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1864 by Walker, who originally placed it in genus Simaethis
Adult: forewing brownish-gray with broad white AM and PM lines; AM line almost straight, PM line arc-shaped or almost V-shaped; two blackish patches inside PM line, and one blackish patch beyond PM line; hindwing brownish-gray with scattered white scales near center; top of thorax brownish with 3 thin white longitudinal lines (1 dorsal and 2 dorsolateral); top of head light brown or tan
Ontario, Quebec, and northeastern United States
See Also
other Tebenna species lack broad white AM and PM lines
Internet References
2 pinned adult images [see larger versions here and here] plus collection site map showing presence in Quebec (All-Leps)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)