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Species Metalectra tantillus - Black Fungus Moth - Hodges#8502

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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 tantillus (Black Fungus Moth - Hodges#8502)
Hodges Number
8502
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metalectra tantillus – (Grote, 1875)
Numbers
one of eleven species in the genus for North America north of Mexico. (a)
Size
wingspan about 25 mm
See Also
several other Metalectra species
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Print References
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico; page 28. (a)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of living adult and related species.
Moths of Dallas County, Texas - on list for north Texas
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.