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Species Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla - Hodges#6117

Pterophorid of some kind - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Moth - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Plume moth with three dark diamonds on thorax  - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Plume moth with three dark diamonds on thorax  - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Unknown Pterophorid - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Plume Moth - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla Plume Moth - Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Anstenoptilia
Species marmarodactyla (Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla - Hodges#6117)
Hodges Number
6117
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla (Dyar, 1903)
Platyptilia marmarodactyla Dyar, 1903
* phylogenetic sequence #182600
Explanation of Names
Greek for "marble-fingered/toed."
Size
Wingspan 13.5-17 mm (Dyar, 1903).
Range
Typically a western species. Common in California, New Mexico, and Arizona. Records from Canada, Mexico, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, and Utah. Likely transported with ornamental sage plants (Matthews & Watkins, 2011).
Food
Larvae feed on flower buds of a variety of sages and mints in the family Lamiaceae, including certain Salvia, Agastache, Lepechinia, Mentha, Mondardella, Pycnanthemum, and Trichostema (Matthews & Watkins, 2011).
See Also
In Florida, this species can be distinguished from three similar moths, Stenoptilodes brevipennis, Stenoptilodes taprobanes, Lantanophaga pusillidactyla, see Matthews & Watkins.
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1903. New North American Lepidoptera with notes on larvae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 5(4): 296
Matthews, D. L. & R. A. Watkins 2011. Extralimital records of the sage plume moth, Anstenoptilia marmarodactyla (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News 33(4): 175-177, f. 1-2 (PDF)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.12.25m, p.119
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