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Species Platyptilia percnodactyla - Hodges#6110

Platyptilia carduidactyla ? - Platyptilia percnodactyla
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Platyptilia
Species percnodactyla (Platyptilia percnodactyla - Hodges#6110)
Hodges Number
6110
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platyptilia percnodactyla Walsingham, 1880
Platyptilus percnodactylus Walsingham, 1880
Size
Fernald (1898) listed a wingspan of 22 mm.
Identification
Fernald (1898) description "Head and thorax pale brown; antennae spotted on the upper side with white and brown. Abdomen brownish, paler at the base. Legs whitish, slender, slightly enlarged, and tinged with brownish at the end of the segments. Spurs pale. Fore wings pale brown with much paler blotches, one reaching from the base of the fissure to the costa, another below the dark-brown costal triangle and another at the base of the costal margin; a pale streak crosses the wing, parallel to the outer margin, which is brownish; a brown line at the base of the fringes, which are brown except within the fissure and near the anal angle ; a few brown scales near the middle of the hind margin. Hind wings brown, the third feather paler than the others, and with a few fuscous scales in the fringe of the hind margin of the third feather."
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
Range
California and Arizona to Alberta.
Season
June to July records.
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1898. The Pterophoridae of North America. Wright & Potter Printing Co., Boston. p. 27.