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Genus Thaumatopsis

Thaumatopsis 2 - Thaumatopsis pectinifer Crambus ? - Thaumatopsis Unidentified grass-veneer - Thaumatopsis Thaumatopsis edonis - male Woolly Grass-veneer Moth - Thaumatopsis pexellus moth - Thaumatopsis - male Thaumatopsis floridella - male Thaumatopsis fernaldella
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Crambini (Grass-Veneers)
Genus Thaumatopsis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thaumatopsis (Morrison, 1874)
Synonym: Propexus (Grote, 1880)
14 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan 23-31 mm, based on several photos by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing slender, variably yellowish to brown, usually with white streaks or strips along veins, and no noticeable transverse lines; hindwing variably white to brownish to dark gray with no markings; palps long, projecting straight forward; abdomen long, slender
much of United States and southern Canada: Florida to California, north to Alberta and Ontario
grasslands and prairies
adults fly from May to September in California; July to September in Alberta
page creation based on Brian Scholtens' identification of this image
Internet References
pinned adult images of 7 species plus photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image of T. pexellus and T. fernaldella plus species accounts of both (G.G. Anweiler, Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
pinned adult images of T. floridalis (All-Leps)
pinned adult image of T. floridalis (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in Ontario of T. pexellus and T. solutella list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
presence in Florida; list of 6 species (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in California; list of 5 species (U. of California at Berkeley)