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Species Pococera tiltella - Hodges#5616

Pococera tiltella - Hodges #5616 - Pococera tiltella - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Pococera
Species tiltella (Pococera tiltella - Hodges#5616)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pococera tiltella (Hulst, 1888)
Tetralopha tiltella (Hulst, 1888)
Wanda tiltella Hulst 1888
Hulst (1888) listed a wingspan of 19 mm.

11/6/2021 Ann Hendrickson: My copy of Hulst says the wingspan is 20 mm.
W. tiltella, n. sp. Expands 20 mm, Head, thorax and fore wings gray, peppered over with Ijlack scales, giving a general blackish gray color ; basal space somewhat darker than the rest of the fore wings ; at the middle of basal field a jet black cross-line not reaching costa or inner margin ; inner hue light gray, three times dentate inwardly ; at the middle of ihe middle field is another jet black cross-line extending from inner margin nearly to discal spot ; outer line straight from costa angulated outwardly, then rounded, wavy dentate, returning near inner margin, then with a single bend reaching the margin. Hind wings dark fuscous. —Texas.

Added 11/6/2021 by Ann Hendrickson
Holotype from Brownsville, Texas.
Print References
Hulst, 1888. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 7:132.
Internet References