Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Pseudopostega quadristrigella Chambers, 1875


Family: Opostegidae
Subfamily:
Identification: Forewings shiny white with brownish gray dash at midway along inner margin. Tiny black dot at wingtip. Hindwing gray.
Wing Span: 0.8-0.9 cm.
Life History: Larva mines in fibrous inner lining of the bark of food plants.
Flight: May - late June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Currants and gooseberry.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Massachusetts to Florida, west to Arkansas and Texas.
Conservation:
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Comments: Same as Opostega quadristrigella - Davis, Donald R. and Jonas R. Stonis. "A Revision of the New World Plant-Mining Moths of the Family Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea) Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea)." Number 625, Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology

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