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Species Tacoma feriella - Hodges#5901

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Tacoma
Species feriella (Tacoma feriella - Hodges#5901)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tacoma feriella Hulst, 1888
Tacoma submedianella Dyar, 1913
* phylogenetic sequence #175225
Forewing length 7-10 mm. (1)
Wingspan 15-20 mm. (2)
"Expands 20 mm. Palpi gray, white beneath ; head and thorax dark gray with a bluish shade; abdomen fuscous gray, interlined with light gray; fore wings dark gray with a bluish shade; lines whitish, the inner nearly at middle, angulate, the outer waved and dentate, subparallel with outer margin; on inner margin just beyond basal line is a rather large broken white spot ; discal spot faint with outer edge whitish; a marginal line of black points ; hind wings fuscous, a black marginal line. — Texas." - Hulst (1888).
Southern California to central Texas. (1) MPG records indicate that it ranges into northern California. (3)
Dammers reared them on "mistletoe" in California. (1), (2)
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 178-179 (2)
Hulst, G.D. 1888. New genera and species of Epipaschiae and Phycitidae. Entomologica Americana 4(6): 115
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.25.23m, p.190 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group