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Genus Actrix

Small moth May 31 017a - Actrix nyssaecolella Small moth May 31 017a - Actrix nyssaecolella Tupelo Leaffolder - Actrix nyssaecolella Actrix dissimulatrix - Hodges #5819 - Actrix dissimulatrix - male Actrix nyssaecolella  - Actrix nyssaecolella Actrix nyssaecolella  - Actrix nyssaecolella Actrix nyssaecolella - Tupelo Leaffolder - Hodges#5818 - Actrix nyssaecolella Tupelo Leaffolder  - Actrix nyssaecolella
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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 Actrix
Numbers
2 species in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan about 15-18 mm, based on two Internet photos
Identification
Adult: forewing of A. nyssaecolella light gray with dark gray band across PM area and dark gray hourglass-shaped marking in AM area bisected by thick diagonal whitish line; subterminal line whitish, diffuse, edged distally with dark gray; terminal line composed of several dark dots; hindwing brownish-gray with pale fringe
Range
Michigan and New York to Florida, west to Texas
Season
adults fly from April to July
Internet References
pinned adult image of A. nyssaecolella and related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)