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

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


Species Gonioterma mistrella - Hodges#1032

1032  - Gonioterma mistrella Gonioterma mistrella Gonioterma mistrella Gonioterma mistrella Pennsylvania Moth - Gonioterma mistrella Hodges#1032 - Gonioterma mistrella Moth ID request - Gonioterma mistrella Gonioterma mistrella? - Gonioterma mistrella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Depressariidae
Subfamily Stenomatinae
Genus Gonioterma
Species mistrella (Gonioterma mistrella - Hodges#1032)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gonioterma mistrella (Busck, 1907)
Stenoma mistrella Busck, 1907
There are two species of the genus Gonioterma in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 20-23 mm. (2)
Pupa 7 mm (Miller, 1940)
Larva - Pink with dark dorsal stripe and chestnut head. See Miller (1940) in Print references.
Records from much of the eastern half of the United States and southern Ontario. (1), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Type specimens collected in St. Louis, Missouri (September).
Grasses (Miller, 1940).
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8: 93 (2)
Miller, H.D. Oliver 1940. Observations on Stenoma mistrella Busck (Stenomidae, Lepidoptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 13(1): 1-3