Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Mompha definitella - Hodges#1440

Moth - Mompha definitella Moth - Mompha definitella Moth - Mompha definitella Moth - Mompha definitella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Momphidae (Momphid Moths)
Subfamily Momphinae
Genus Mompha
Species definitella (Mompha definitella - Hodges#1440)
Hodges Number
1440
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mompha definitella (Zeller, 1873)
Laverna definitella Zeller, 1873
Numbers
Mompha includes 36 named species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan about 13 mm. (MPG)(2)
Identification
The original description as Laverna definitella Zeller, is available online in the print references below.
Small, narrow-winged moths with two or more tufts of raised scales on the forewing.
Photograph determined by Terry Harrison
Range
Scattered records throughout the United States including Arizona, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey and Maine. (3), (4), (4), (5)
Holotype collection location was USA, Texas, Dallas.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from May through August. (MPG)(2)
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Zeller, P.C. 1873. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 23: 311.