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Species Tlascala reductella - Tlascala Moth - Hodges#5808

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Nephopteryx Series)
No Taxon (Sciota Group)
Genus Tlascala
Species reductella (Tlascala Moth - Hodges#5808)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1863 by Walker, who originally placed it in genus Nephopteryx
wingspan about 20 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
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
mostly eastern United States: Florida to Illinois and Kentucky, plus Ontario
adults fly from April to August in Kentucky
Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) and presumably other members of the genus.
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