Samiksha Jaiswal

Polyhymno luteostrigella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Polyhymno
Polyhymno luteostrigella
Similar  Polyhymno, Stegasta bosqueella, Urola nivalis, Acrolophus popeanella, Endothenia hebesana

Polyhymno luteostrigella, the polyhymno moth, is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in the United States, where it has been recorded from Texas to Florida, north to Connecticut and Kentucky. It is also found in Cuba and Puerto Rico.

The wingspan is about 11 mm. The forewings are white with two yellowish-brown longitudinal lines. There are short diagonal streaks along the costa and the inner margin in the distal half of the wing. The terminal line consists of three black dots. The hindwings are brownish-gray. Adults are on wing in July and August in the north and year-round in the south.

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Polyhymno luteostrigella Wikipedia


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