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Species Lampronia russatella - Hodges#0175

Moth Antispila or Coptodisca?  - Lampronia russatella Moth Antispila or Coptodisca?  - Lampronia russatella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Subfamily Lamproniinae
Genus Lampronia
Species russatella (Lampronia russatella - Hodges#0175)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lampronia russatella (Clemens, 1860)
Incurvaria russatella Clemens, 1860
Lampronia tripunctella Walsingham, 1880
* phylogenetic sequence #005050
Seven Lampronia species are found in America north of Mexico.
wingspan about 12 mm
Head ochreous. Antennae dark brown, ochreous at the base, and annulated with ochreous. Thorax purplish brown. Forewings deep fuscous, with a beautiful purple reflection. Near the base of the wing is a very pale yellow band, broadest on the inner margin, and a costal and dorsal spot of the same hue opposite each other, a little beyond the middle of the wing. Hindwings pale fuscous tinged with purplish red; cilia pale brown.
adults fly from May through July
larval host unknown
Life Cycle
life cycle unknown
Print References
Clemens, B.1860 Contributions to American Lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 1860: 5
Dyar, H.G. 1903 A list of the North American Lepidoptera and key to the literature of this order of insects. p. 569
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.), 1983; Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico (1)
Walsingham, T. 1880 On some new and little known species of Tineidæ. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1880: 92; pl. 12, fg. 11.