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Species Tlascala reductella - Tlascala Moth - Hodges#5808

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Classification
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
Genus Tlascala
Species reductella (Tlascala Moth - Hodges#5808)
Hodges Number
5808
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1863 by Walker, who originally placed it in genus Nephopteryx
Numbers
the only species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan about 20 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing banded with various colors in this order from base to tip: brownish, black, whitish, pale brownish-gray; two black discal spots in median area; subterminal line black, toothed, irregular; terminal line a series of black dashes; fringe pale brownish-gray; hindwing brownish-gray with pale fringe.

Mark Dreiling's
DNA supported specimen
Range
mostly eastern United States: Florida to Illinois and Kentucky, plus Ontario
Season
adults fly from April to August in Kentucky
Food
Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and presumably other members of the genus.
Internet References
pinned adult image plus photos of related species/genera by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image taken from this page showing collection sites in Ontario (All-Leps)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Illinois; list (Illinois State Museum)
presence in Kentucky; distribution map plus dates and locations (Jeffrey Marcus, Western Kentucky U.)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)