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Species Prolita sexpunctella - Hodges#1898

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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 Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Prolita
Species sexpunctella (Prolita sexpunctella - Hodges#1898)
Hodges Number
1898
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prolita sexpunctella (Fabricius, 1794)
Tinea sexpunctella Fabricius, 1794
Numbers
Twenty-one species of Prolita are found in America north of Mexico.
Size
Forewing length 7-8.5 mm.(1)
Identification
Photo by Libby & Rick Avis of a specimen identified by DNA.
Range
Alaska and across Canada south to Colorado, Utah and the southern Sierra Nevada of California.(1)
Also found throughout Europe.
Habitat
Usually found between 7,000 and 12,500' elevation.(1)
Season
Adults fly from May to June
Remarks
A day flying species.
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 90, pl. 8.11.(1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.