Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Helcystogramma fernaldella (Busck, 1903)
Busck, 1903 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #069625
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Charles H. Fernald, a 19th century entomologist at the University of Massachusetts who did pioneering studies on the Gypsy Moth, and described a number of species of micro-moths. (1)
Adult - forewing slender with pointed apex; ground color whitish or pale yellowish with several faint and indistinct stripes running length of wing; two dark spots in medial area. Hindwing pale grayish, slightly darker near outermargin, with long white fringe scales.
Alaska, Yukon, and Alberta, east across Canada and northern United States to New Brunswick and New England. (2)
Holotype ♂ collected Orona, Maine (no date). (5)
Fields, meadows, grasslands; adults attracted to light.
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.66-67 (preview
Busck, A. 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 17: 915-916 (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.126; pl.3.25-27
presence in Ontario; listing
(NHIC, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)