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Species Michaelophorus indentatus - Hourglass Plume Moth - Hodges#6103

Plume Moth pair - Michaelophorus indentatus - male - female Moth - Michaelophorus indentatus Moth - Michaelophorus indentatus Probable Michaelophorus indentatus - Michaelophorus indentatus Another example from the vicinity of Dog Canyon - Michaelophorus indentatus Another example from the vicinity of Dog Canyon - Michaelophorus indentatus Sage Plume Moth? - Michaelophorus indentatus Sage Plume Moth? - Michaelophorus indentatus
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae (Five-lobed Plume Moths)
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Michaelophorus
Species indentatus (Hourglass Plume Moth - Hodges#6103)
Hodges Number
6103
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Michaelophorus indentatus (Meyrick)
Orig. Comb: Oxyptilus indentatus Meyrick 1930
Syn: Trichoptilus indentatus (Meyrick)
Numbers
1 sp.
Size
Wingspan 12mm
Identification
"The species is characterized by the weakly marked grey-brown forewings; the third lobe of the hindwing which has a row of prominent scales along the costa and the subterminal dorsal scale-tooth; the dorsum of the abdomen has mirrored, white zigzag lines." -- Gielis, "Neotropical species of the family Pterophoridae"

The abdominal pattern is distinctive.
Range
AZ to w. TX / Mex. to Brazil
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