Harman Patil

Tegeticula superficiella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Prodoxidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Tegeticula

Tegeticula superficiella is a moth of the Prodoxidae family. It is found in the United States in south-western Utah and northern Arizona. The habitat consists of shrub desert and open pine forests.

The wingspan is 20.5–30 mm. The forewings are white and the hindwings are dark brown, but darker at the apex.

The larvae feed on Yucca elata var. utahensis, Yucca baileyi and Yucca angustissima var. kanabensis. They feed on developing seeds. Pupation takes place in a cocoon in the soil.

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Tegeticula superficiella Wikipedia


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