Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12


Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Inga cretacea - Chalky Inga - Hodges#1035

Perhaps an Inga - Inga cretacea Chalky Inga Moth - Inga cretacea Inga cretacea No. 174 Inga cretacea - Inga cretacea Inga cretacea Chalky Inga - Hodges#1035 - Inga cretacea small white moth - Inga cretacea Chalky Inga - Hodges#1035 - Inga cretacea
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
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
1035
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Inga cretacea (Zeller, 1873)
Cryptolechia cretacea Zeller, 1873
Machimia cretacea
Size
Wingspan 14-16 mm. (1)
Range
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.
Season
The main flight period is April through November.
Heppner (2003) reported April to August, October, November in Florida. (6)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the host was unknown. (6)
Remarks
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.