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Subfamily Antequerinae

Carmine and Silver Micro (?) - Euclemensia bassettella Cosmet Moth - Euclemensia bassettella Euclemensia bassettella – Kermes Scale Moth - Euclemensia bassettella Euclemensia bassettella – Kermes Scale Moth - Euclemensia bassettella 1467 - Euclemensia bassettella - Kermes Scale Moth  - Euclemensia bassettella Moth - Euclemensia schwarziella Moth - Euclemensia schwarziella Metalic Glow - Euclemensia bassettella
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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 Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Antequerinae
Numbers
3 species in 2 genera in North America listed at All-Leps
one of 3 subfamilies of Cosmopterigidae in North America
Size
wingspan 9-14 mm
Range
eastern United States, southern Ontario, and in the southwest to Arizona
Season
adults of Euclemensia bassettella fly from May to September
Food
larvae of Euclemensia species parasitize scale insects
Internet References
live adult images of Euclemensia bassettella plus description, flight season, larval food (Henderson State U., Arkansas)