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Species Inga cretacea - Chalky Inga - Hodges#1035

Perhaps an Inga - Inga cretacea Inga cretacea, Chalky Inga   Hodges #1035 - Inga cretacea White moth with a few spots - Inga cretacea Inga cretacea Inga cretacea Small White Moth - Inga cretacea Chalky Inga - Hodges#1035 - Inga cretacea 3035347 moth - Inga cretacea
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Inga
Species cretacea (Chalky Inga - Hodges#1035)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Inga cretacea (Zeller, 1873)
Cryptolechia cretacea Zeller, 1873
Machimia cretacea
Wingspan 14-16 mm. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include North Carolina to Florida, Oklahoma to Arizona. (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group expands the range to Maryland and Kansas. (7)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
The main flight period is April through November.
Heppner (2003) reported April to August, October, November in Florida. (6)
Heppner (2003) reported the host was unknown. (6)
Fossil records of this species have been dated from the Upper Cretaceous period. (p. 223)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (7)
Print References
Clarke, J.F.G. 1941. Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 225-226 (1)
Hodges, R.W., 1974. The Moths of North America Fascicle 6.2. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc. p. 100; pl. 6.1-5. (8)
Zeller, P.C., 1873. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien., 243.