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

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Classification
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-flavum (Yellow V Moth - Hodges#0434)
Hodges Number
0434
Other Common Names
Wine Moth
Explanation of Names
original combination Gracillaria v-flava Haworth, 1828
Size
wingspan 8.5 - 10 mm (1)
larva mature to 8.3 mm (1)
pupa 4.2 mm (1)
Identification
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)
Range
primarily through coastal California from Sacramento County south to San Diego County (1)
Food
a scavenger, primarily feeding upon dried or decaying plant material (1)
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