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Species Metalectra richardsi - Richards' Fungus Moth - Hodges#8505

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Boletobiinae
Tribe Boletobiini
Genus Metalectra
Species richardsi (Richards' Fungus Moth - Hodges#8505)
Hodges Number
8505
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1941 by Auburn Edmond Brower as Metalectra richardsi
[A complete citation for Brower's original description is needed.]
Food
Larvae are believed to feed on fungus, such as bracket fungus on trees