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Species Hellinsia lacteodactylus - Milky Plume Moth - Hodges#6213

6213  - Hellinsia lacteodactylus Hodges #6213 - Hellinsia lacteodactylus - Hellinsia lacteodactylus Hodges #6213 - Hellinsia lacteodactylus - Hellinsia lacteodactylus Hellinsia lacteodactylus 6213 - Hellinsia lacteodactylus Hellinsia lacteodactylus Milky Plume Moth - Hodges#6213 - Hellinsia lacteodactylus - female
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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 (Five-lobed Plume Moths)
Tribe Oidaematophorini
Genus Hellinsia
Species lacteodactylus (Milky Plume Moth - Hodges#6213)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hellinsia lacteodactylus (Chambers, 1873)
Pterophorus lacteodactylus (Chambers, 1873)
Oidaematophorus lacteodactylus Chambers, 1873
There are more than 58 species of Hellinsia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 25-28 mm. 426
Original description is online as Oidaematophorus lacteodactylus Chambers. 426
Brown head with white antennae and space between.
Thorax and abdomen whitish.
Legs white with first two pairs brownish on one side.
Wings slightly darker along costa.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
British Columbia to Nova Scotia and east of the Rocky Mountains. (1)
Also some California records. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection locations and dates.
Most records from May through August; adults seen nearly year round in Florida. (1)
Known larval hosts include:
common boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum L.
goldenrod, Solidago L.
See Also
Compare to some of the related species on the pinned plates on Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. & A.W. Lindsey 1921. The Pterophoridae of North America. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. Vol. IV, No. 4. p. :426. (read online or PDF)