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Species Menestomorpha kimballi - Hodges#1029

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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 Depressariidae
Subfamily Stenomatinae
Genus Menestomorpha
Species kimballi (Menestomorpha kimballi - Hodges#1029)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Menestomorpha kimballi (Duckworth, 1964) (1)
Mothonica kimballi Duckworth, 1964 (2), (1)
Explanation of Names
Species named in honor of C. P. Kimball who provided the specimens for the original description. (2)
There are two named species of Menestomorpha in America north of Mexico. (3), (1)
Wingspan 17-19 mm. (2)
Forewing: (2)
Ground color white with three large shaded areas along the costa.
Rows of transverse dark dots along terminal and subterminal area.
Dark patch of raised scales at inner margin of wing base.
Florida. (4)
Holotype Siesta Key, Sarasota County, Florida, 24-I-1954. (5)
Adults have been recorded year round in Florida. (3)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates at Moth Photographers Group (3)
Print References
Duckworth, D.W. 1964. North American Stenomidae (Lepidopters: Gelechioidea). Proceedings of the United States Museum of Natural History, 115(3495): 47. (2)