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Species Eccritothrix guenterella - Hodges#0422

Eccritothrix guenterella Eccritothrix guenterella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
Subfamily Tineinae
Genus Eccritothrix
Species guenterella (Eccritothrix guenterella - Hodges#0422)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eccritothrix guenterella Koçak, 1986, nom. nov.
Tinea trimaculella Chambers, 1873 (1)
Eccritothrix trimaculella is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Chambers (1873) listed a wingspan of 7/16 inch. [11.1125 mm.] (1)
Summary of Chambers (1873) description. (1)
Forewings straw color and dusted with brownish gray scales.
The head is a shade deeper yellow.
There are two small brownish gray spots in the middle of the forewing, the one nearest the costal margin is usually less distinct, and a third more distinct spot at the end of the disc.
Hindwings shiny pale or whitish yellow.
Eccritothrix trimaculella occurs in much of eastern North America. (4), (3)
Holotype collected in Kentucky. (1)
The flight period appears to be May to September. (5), (3)
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1873. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 5: 88. (1)
Koçak, A.O., 1982-1987. On the validity of the species-group names proposed by Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775 in Ankundegung (sic!) eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wiener Gegend. Priamus, 2: 55.
Works Cited
V. T. Chambers. 1873. The Canadian Entomologist 5(5): 85-91.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
5.Butterflies of North America
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems