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Species Hofmannophila pseudospretella - Brown House Moth - Hodges#1064

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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 Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Hofmannophila
Species pseudospretella (Brown House Moth - Hodges#1064)
Hodges Number
1064
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hofmannophila pseudospretella (Stainton, 1849)
Oecophora pseudo-spretella Stainton, 1849
Litoides punctipinguinella Bruand, 1856
Gelechia improbella Walker, 1869
* phylogenetic sequence #030575
Size
Wingspan 15-26 mm. (1)
Forewing length 6.5-13 mm. (2)
Range
Universal. In North America, seen primarily from British Columbia south through California, with records from Nevada and Pennsylvania. (1)
Habitat
Requires a humid environment for development. (2)
Food
Larva is known to feed on a wide variety of dry materials, including bird nests, furs and skins, seeds, stored cereals, insect specimens, upholstery and carpets, book bindings and wine corks. (1), (2)
Print References
Clarke, J.F.G. 1941. Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 259-262 (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p.128; pl.6.24-25 (3)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species
J. F. Gates Clarke. 1941. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 33-286.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.