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Species Oinophila v-flava - Yellow V Moth - Hodges#0434

Very small moth - Oinophila v-flava brown & beige Moth with wing-length antennae - Oinophila v-flava Small moth - Oinophila v-flava Small, shiny moth - Oinophila v-flava Oinophila? - Oinophila v-flava micro moth - Oinophila v-flava Moth - Oinophila v-flava Unknown moth  - Oinophila v-flava
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Hieroxestinae
Genus Oinophila
Species v-flava (Yellow V Moth - Hodges#0434)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Wine Moth
Explanation of Names
original combination Gracillaria v-flava Haworth, 1828
wingspan 8.5 - 10 mm (1)
larva mature to 8.3 mm (1)
pupa 4.2 mm (1)
Adults - fuscous with two irregular, oblique, pale ochreous bands; antennae nearly equaling the length of forewing; hindwings much lighter in color, (1)

Larvae - head dark brown, paler at sides and posteriorly; thorax pale yellowish brown; abdomen whitish in color with pale yellowish brown pinnacula (1)

Pupae - color uniformly pale brown to straw-colored (1)
primarily through coastal California from Sacramento County south to San Diego County (1)
a scavenger, primarily feeding upon dried or decaying plant material (1)
Print References
Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 1-4: 530.
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