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Species Prolita sexpunctella - Hodges#1898

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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prolita sexpunctella (Fabricius, 1794)
Tinea sexpunctella Fabricius, 1794
Twenty-one species of Prolita are found in America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 7-8.5 mm.(1)
Photo by Libby & Rick Avis of a specimen identified by DNA.
Alaska and across Canada south to Colorado, Utah and the southern Sierra Nevada of California.(1)
Also found throughout Europe.
Usually found between 7,000 and 12,500' elevation.(1)
Adults fly from May to June
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.