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Species Philonome clemensella - Hodges#0462

Tiny & Quick - Philonome clemensella Orange and white micromoth - Philonome clemensella Philonome clemensella Philonome clemensella Philonome Moth - Hodges #0462  - Philonome clemensella Philonome clemensella - Ontario - Philonome clemensella Philonome clemensella - male Moth (blurry) - Philonome clemensella
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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)
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Philonome
Species clemensella (Philonome clemensella - Hodges#0462)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philonome clemensella – Chambers, 1874
* phylogenetic sequence #013800
Deciduous forest -
According to Forbes (1923), the larva feeds on hickory, Carya sp. (Juglandaceae) and linden, Tilia americana (Malvaceae). However, this statement is based on ambiguous label data from specimens in the United States National Museum of Natural History, and no additional observation of the larvae of P. clemensella has been reported from these trees (Sohn et al. 2015). The larval biology of this and other species in the genus is unknown.
Species author - Chambers, 1874
See Also
Print References
Forbes, William T. M. 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Primitive forms, microlepidoptera, pyraloids, bombyces. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 68:1-729.
Sohn, Jae-Cheon, Donald R. Davis, and Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde. 2015. Revision of the genus Philonome Chambers and its proposed reassignment to the family Tineidae (Lepidoptera, Tineoidea). ZooKeys 494:69–106.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.