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Species Nemapogon multistriatella - Hodges#0269

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Nemapogoninae
Genus Nemapogon
Species multistriatella (Nemapogon multistriatella - Hodges#0269)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinea multistriatella Dietz, 1905
8 to 10 mm long. Wingspan 16 to 17 mm.
Head: Top of head has long haired (scaled) white with brown mixed in at center. Front of face is whitish, hair flattened. Palpi long, folded; yellowish-white, underside brown.
Antenna: Short, about half the wing length; somewhat thickened, brown on top, paler on underside. Segment 1 white.
Thorax: White, intermixed with brown.
Wings: White speckled with brown and with dark brown longitudinal lines and blocks. Fringe checkered, matching wing color; brown dots intermixed and a brown streak or stripe about mid-way on long fringe. Hindwings pale grayish, brown speckled.
Legs: Legs whitish, speckled with brown. Feet striped brown and white.
Abdomen: Yellowish-brown on top side, reddish-yellow on underside.
Eastern half of U.S., Oklahoma; Ontario & Quebec
Deciduous forests.
April, May; again in August.
Bracket fungus
Life Cycle
Two generations per year. Bred from bracket fungi on beech stumps.
Syntype Tinea multistriatella female by Dietz, 1905. MCZ#2878. Locality: Toronto, Ontario. In the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Mass. Lacks location label.

Syntype Tinea multistriatella female by Dietz, 1905. Locality: Plummer’s Island, Maryland. In the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Internet References
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1905, Vol. 31, pg.59 by Dietz.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir #68 by Forbes, pg. 128.
Bulletin of the Museum Comparative Zoology, 1989-92, Vol. 152, pg. 53: MCZ Microlepidoptera Types by Miller and Hodges