Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Previous events


Species Heinrichiessa sanpetella - Hodges#6018.2

micro moth - Heinrichiessa sanpetella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Heinrichiessa
Species sanpetella (Heinrichiessa sanpetella - Hodges#6018.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heinrichiessa sanpetella Neunzig, 1990 (1)
Determined by Brian G. Scholtens.
California to Arizona, Utah and central Oregon. (2), (3)
Juniperus occiddentalis Hook. (western juniper).
Juniperus osteosperma Torr. (alligator juniper).
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1990. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 98; pl. 4.17-20. (1)
Purrington, F.F., 1995. Heinrichiessa sanpetella Neunzig (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) is an inquiline in Juniper midge galls (Diptera, Cecidomyiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 97:227-227. PDF
Internet References