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Cosmopterigidae
420398.001512Anatrachyntis rileyi (Walsingham, 1882) – Pink Scavenger Caterpillar Moth

Robert L. Zimlich
Distribution: Type Locality: Savannah, GA.
Description/
Field Marks:
WL: 4.2 - 6.8 mm, has "hindtibia with median white streak having dorsolateral row of brown scales", Hodges (1978). See Hodges (1962).
Genitalia: See Hodges (1962).
Similar Species:
  • Anatrachyntis badia, WL: 3.5 - 5.4 mm, has "hindtibia with median white streak unicolorous", Hodges (1978.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Anatrachyntis rileyi (Walsingham, 1882), formerly paced in the genus Pyroderces, is transferred to the genus Anatrachyntis following the treatment in Koster & Sinev (2003), Microlepidoptera of Europe, 5.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1, p. 47; pl. 3.29-30. order
  • Hodges, R.W., 1962. A revision of the Cosmopterigidae of America north of Mexico, with a definition of the Momphidae and Walshiidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Entomologica Americana (N.S.), 42: 74; figs. 59, 117, 169.
  • Koster, S. & S. Sinev, 2003. Momphidae s.l. Microlepidoptera of Europe, 5: 1-387.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1882-1883. Notes on Tineidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 10: 198.
Anatrachyntis rileyi
Robert Zimlich
Anatrachyntis rileyi
10mm – Miss. Ent. Mus.
Anatrachyntis rileyi
LG – Miss. Ent. Mus.
Anatrachyntis rileyi
LG – Miss. Ent. Mus.

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