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Species Michaelophorus indentatus - Hodges#6103

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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
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Michaelophorus
Species indentatus (Michaelophorus indentatus - 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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