Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Nemapogon defectella (Zeller, 1873)

Family: Tineidae
Subfamily: Nemapogoninae
Identification: White forewing with black markings
Wing Span: 1.0-1.7 cm
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts:
Adult Food:
Habitat: semiarid regions ot the southwestern states especieally in riparian situationsin association with fungi on willow and poplar.
Range: Southwestern states.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.