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Species Menestomorpha oblongata - Hodges#1028

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Classification
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 oblongata (Menestomorpha oblongata - Hodges#1028)
Hodges Number
1028
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Menestomorpha oblongata Walsingham, 1907
Numbers
There are two named species of Menestomorpha in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan 15 mm.
Range
Florida to Texas, and southern California. (3)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the host plants as Quercus spp. (oak). (3)
Print References
Duckworth, D.W., 1964. North American Stenomidae (Lepidopters: Gelechioidea). Proceedings of the United States Museum of Natural History, 115(3495): 48. (4), (5)
Walsingham, L., 1907. Descriptions of new North American tineid moths, with a generic table of the family Blastobasidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 33(1567): 215. (6)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Proceedings of the United States National Museum- Journal available for free at Internet Archive
5.North American Stenomidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea).
W. Donald Duckworth. 1964. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 116(3495): 23-71.
6.Descriptions of new North American tineid moths, with a generic table of the family Blastobasidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 33(1567): 197-228.