Samiksha Jaiswal

Tegeticula mojavella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Prodoxidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Tegeticula
Similar  Tegeticula, Prodoxus, Tegeticula yuccasella, Prodoxidae

Tegeticula mojavella is a moth of the Prodoxidae family. It is found in the United States in the Mojave Desert, from southern Nevada and California south to the Mexican border. The habitat consists of bajadas and lower slopes of open desert.

The wingspan is 19-24.5 mm. The forewings are cream colored and the hindwings are light brownish gray with a darker outer section.

The larvae feed on Yucca schidigera. They feed on developing seeds. Pupation takes place in a cocoon in the soil.

References

Tegeticula mojavella Wikipedia


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