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Subfamily Glyphipteriginae - Sedge Moths

Yellow Nutsedge Moth - Hodges #2346 - Diploschizia impigritella Yellow Nutsedge Moth - Hodges#2346 (Diploschizia impigritella)? - Diploschizia impigritella moth - Glyphipterix circumscriptella Another Yellow Nutsedge Moth? - Diploschizia impigritella Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipterix bifasciata - Glyphipterix bifasciata Glyphipterix montisella? - Glyphipterix Parectopa robiniella ??? - Glyphipterix Strobisia sp. Fabiola? - Diploschizia impigritella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Glyphipterigidae (Sedge and False Diamondback Moths)
Subfamily Glyphipteriginae (Sedge Moths)
Explanation of Names
Glyphipteriginae from the type genus Glyphipterix (Hübner), from Greek meaning "notched wing." (1)
About 384 species in the world. About 42 species in 5 genera in North America.
Adult - forewing slender, variably light brown to dark gray or black, often with white or silvery crescent-shaped markings along costa and inner margin; proboscis without scales; ocelli large and prominent
fields, meadows, marshes
adults fly during the day and can be found visiting flowers of herbaceous plants
larvae bore in stems of sedges (Cyperaceae), rushes (Juncaceae), and grasses (Poaceae)
Print References
Heppner, John B. 1985. The Sedge moths of North America (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae). Flora & Fauna handbook No. 1. Flora & Fauna Publ. Gainesville, Fla. 254 pp. (2)
Internet References
family info page including common name reference, adult image, description, larval and adult food, number of species (Gerald Fauske, North Dakota State U.)
pinned adult images of 6 species in 3 genera by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group) - note that genus Schreckensteinia is placed in its own family (Schreckensteiniidae) at All-Leps
pinned adult images in 2 genera (All-Leps)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.The Sedge Moths of North America (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae)
John B. Heppner. 1985. CRC Press.