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Species Lioptilodes albistriolatus - Hodges#6120

Plume Moth - Lioptilodes albistriolatus moth ? airplane wing - Lioptilodes albistriolatus Pterophorini? - Lioptilodes albistriolatus Lioptilodes albistriolatus for October for Louisiana - Lioptilodes albistriolatus Lioptilodes albistriolatus Plume Moths - Anterior Wing  - Lioptilodes albistriolatus Plume Moths - Anterior  - Lioptilodes albistriolatus Plume Moths - Anterior Dorsal  - Lioptilodes albistriolatus
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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 Lioptilodes
Species albistriolatus (Lioptilodes albistriolatus - Hodges#6120)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lioptilodes albistriolatus (Zeller, 1871)
Mimeseoptilus albistriolatus Zeller, 1877
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length 6.5-8.5 mm, with the Florida population smaller at 5 mm. (1)
A quote from Debbie Matthews Lott.
"I recognize this species mostly by the pleat in the middle of the forewings. Most species have the lower lobe folded under or not folded. In this one, the fold is across the middle of the wing so that you can't see the double spot by the cleft base because it is obscured in the fold or meets to look like a single spot. It is a hard species to get good photos of because they also hold the wings in more of a tilted position."
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 12, fig. 27; p. 120. (1)