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Species Oneida lunulalis - Orange-tufted Oneida - Hodges#5588

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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 Epipaschiinae
Genus Oneida
Species lunulalis (Orange-tufted Oneida - Hodges#5588)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Oak Gall Snout Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oneida lunulalis (Hulst)
Orig. Comb: Toripalpus lunulalis Hulst 1887
Syn: lunualis (spelling)
one of 3 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
uncommon in the north
wingspan about 24 mm based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing silvery-gray or light brown with dark AM band containing raised tuft of scales, dark semicircular patch at apex, and dark spot below mid-wing near inner margin; PM line forms pale-bordered black crescent near costa; hindwing gray with white fringe
e. N. Amer. - Map (MPG)
mostly: May-Aug (MPG)
larvae feed on leaves and galls of oak
See Also
similar to Oneida grisiella and O. luniferella which occur in the west (compare images of all 3 species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Internet References
Moths of Maryland - Larry Line