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Species Telethusia ovalis - Hodges#5812

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Telethusia
Species ovalis (Telethusia ovalis - Hodges#5812)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Telethusia ovalis (Packard, 1873)
Pempelia ovalis Packard, 1873 (1)
T. latisfasciatella (Packard, 1873)
T. geminipunctella (Ragonot, 1893)
T. modestella (Hulst, 1887)
Telethusia ovalis is the only species that occurs in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Forewing length 10-12.5 mm. (3), (1)
Original description is available online. (1)
British Columbia and Ontario to Texas and central California. Also occurs in the northeastern states. (3), (4), (1)
Adults have two flights from May to July and then again September to October. (2), (3)
Larvae have been reared on woolly sunflower, Eriophyllum, and pussy paws, Antennaria.
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List