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Species Prochoreutis extrincicella - Hodges#2632

Prochoreutis extrincicella Prochoreutis extrincicella Choreutidae, Metalmark Moth - dorsal - Prochoreutis extrincicella Choreutidae, Metalmark Moth - lateral - Prochoreutis extrincicella Choreutidae, Metalmark Moth - spread - Prochoreutis extrincicella 2632, Prochoreutis extrincicella - Prochoreutis extrincicella Choreutidae, Metalmark Moth - Prochoreutis extrincicella Prochoreutis extrincicella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Prochoreutis
Species extrincicella (Prochoreutis extrincicella - Hodges#2632)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prochoreutis extrincicella (Dyar, 1900)
Choreutis extrincicella Dyar, 1900 (1)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 580009
There are five named species of Prochoreutis in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan 12 mm. (1)
Original description as Choreutis extrincicella Dyar is online or PDF. (1)
The largest patch of white almost entirely covers the outer half, extending from costa to inner margin. Near the anal angle is a velvety black spot, ornamented with metallic scales, this spot encroaches on and appears to be laid on the white. The outer margin is light fuscous. The inner edge of the large white patch is bounded by a broad almost straight fuscous band, next towards the base is a narrower whitish band, the base of wing is fuscous. All of these bands and colors extend from costa to hind margin. Hind wings are immaculate and under side of all wings are free from whitish lines and dashes and very pale in color.
Kentucky to West Virginia and north to New Brunswick and Minnesota. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Records are mostly from May to July. (2)
Larval host is thought to be Canada germander, Teucrium canadense L.
See Also
Compare with related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.

In the western range, Caloreas apocynoglossa looks very similar.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1902. A revision of the North American species of the genus Choreutis. The Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 10: 122. (1)
Works Cited
1.A Revision of the North American Species of the Genus Choreutis
W. D. Kearfott. 1902. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 10: 106-125.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group