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Genus Tebenna

Tebenna cf. gnaphaliella - Tebenna Everlasting Tebenna Moth - Tebenna gnaphaliella Moth - Tebenna Everlasting Tebenna Moth - Tebenna gnaphaliella Moth - Tebenna Tebenna Grapholitini? - Tebenna Tebenna - Tebenna nr-onustana
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Tebenna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1820 by Gustaf Johan Billberg
Explanation of Names
Probably from Greek tebenna (τηβ&epsilon,ννα)- "toga"
Numbers
9 species in North America (Nearctica.com)
Size
wingspan 10-14 mm
Identification
tiny moths with multicolored wings (often with yellow or white patches mixed with brown or black patterns); wings held together over abdomen when at rest
Range
United States and southern Canada
also represented throughout Eurasia and Australia
Internet References
pinned adult image of a Eurasian species (Swedish Museum of Natural History)
live adult image of a Eurasian species (Kimmo Silvonen, Finland, funet.fi)
Old World distribution (Markku Savela, Finland)
presence in Florida; list (Michael Thomas, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)