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Species Prodoxus quinquepunctella - Hodges#0200

Small White Moth with Black Spots - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Moth for ID - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Bogus Yucca Moth - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Bogus Yucca Moth - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Prodoxidae: Prodoxus decipiens? - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Prodoxidae: Prodoxus decipiens? - Prodoxus quinquepunctella Prodoxidae: Prodoxus decipiens? - Prodoxus quinquepunctella - female Prodoxidae: Prodoxus decipiens? - Prodoxus quinquepunctella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Subfamily Prodoxinae
Genus Prodoxus (Bogus yucca moths)
Species quinquepunctella (Prodoxus quinquepunctella - Hodges#0200)
Hodges Number
0200
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prodoxus quinquepunctella (Chambers, 1875)
Hyponomeuta quinquepunctella Chambers 1875
Size
Forewing length 6-10.5 mm.(1)
Identification
Forewing variable with up to 18 black spots. (1)
Determined by Dr. Olle Pellmyr, specialist in this group at the University of Idaho.
Range
Eastern United States and the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Arizona. (2), (3), (4), (1)
Season
Adults are most common from May to August.
Food
Larvae feed only on Yucca glauca (soapweed).
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Powell, J.A. 1986. Records of prolonged diapause in Lepidoptera. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 25(2): 88. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 1.40; p. 43.(1)