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Genus Dejongia

Plume moth - Dejongia lobidactylus Dejongia californicus 6100   - Dejongia californicus Platyptiliini - Dejongia lobidactylus Pterophoroidea - Dejongia lobidactylus Caterpillar on goldenrod - Dejongia lobidactylus Dejongia lobidactylus pupa - Dejongia lobidactylus Plume Moth - Dejongia lobidactylus
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae (Five-lobed Plume Moths)
Tribe Oxyptilini
Genus Dejongia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly considered part of genus Trichoptilus
Numbers
1 species in North America listed at All-Leps and nearctica.com but two species listed by Debbie Matthews at plumemoth.com
Identification
difficult to distinguish from several other plume moth genera (see Remarks below)
Range
northeastern United States and Ontario
Season
adults fly in June and July
Remarks
page creation based on Debbie Matthews' identification of this image - (a link to the BugGuide image is given under Dejongia lobidactylus on her page here)
Internet References
live adult images of D. lobidactylus by Steve Nanz, New York, and Bev Wigney, Ontario (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of D. lobidactylus (All-Leps)
presence in Michigan; PDF doc list listed under Trichoptilus (Mogens Nielsen, Michigan State U.)
presence in Ontario listed under Trichoptilus (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)