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Species Schreckensteinia erythriella - Hodges#2507

Moth Schreckensteinia spp - Schreckensteinia erythriella Bristle-legged Moth - Hodges #2507 - Schreckensteinia erythriella Micro Moth laying eggs - Schreckensteinia erythriella - female Schreckensteinia erythriella very tiny moth with branch-like legs - Schreckensteinia erythriella tiny moth in the house - Schreckensteinia erythriella Small Moth - Schreckensteinia erythriella Schreckensteinia erythriella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Schreckensteinioidea (Bristle-legged Moths)
Family Schreckensteiniidae (Bristle-legged Moths)
Genus Schreckensteinia
Species erythriella (Schreckensteinia erythriella - Hodges#2507)
Hodges Number
2507
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Schreckensteinia erythriella (Clemens, 1860)
Chrysocorys erythriella Clemens, 1860
Numbers
Three described Schreckensteinia species occur in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 10-12 mm.
Identification
Clemens (1860) original description as Chrysocorys erythriella is available online in the print references.
The group is noted for the stout spines on the hindlegs.
Range
Eastern United States and Canada.
Older published records south to at least North Carolina.
Heppner (2003) did not list the species for Florida. (2)
Season
Adults are most common from April to September.
Food
Larval host is Rhus sp. (sumac).
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology - No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, p. 171.
Edwards, H., 1889. Bibliographical catalogue of the described transformations of North America Lepidoptera. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 35, p. 129.