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Species Nemapogon molybdanella - Hodges#0268

Life cycle: tunneling - Nemapogon molybdanella Life cycle: adult - Nemapogon molybdanella Life cycle: exuviae - Nemapogon molybdanella Another narrow moth - Nemapogon molybdanella micro with interesting pattern - Nemapogon molybdanella Nemapogon - Nemapogon defectella? - Nemapogon molybdanella Nemapogon - Nemapogon defectella? - Nemapogon molybdanella Nemapogon molybdanella - Hodges#0268  - Nemapogon molybdanella
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Classification
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 molybdanella (Nemapogon molybdanella - Hodges#0268 )
Hodges Number
0268
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Tinea molybdanella Dietz, 1905
Size
wingspan 14 - 17 mm (Dietz)
Range
widespread in California up to 6000' (1)
Food
polipore fungi (1)
Life Cycle
Click on an image below to view the Life Cycle:

Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.