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59a1121 – 2169   Filatima pseudacaciella (Chambers, 1872)
             Dusky-backed Filatima

Reared - Tom Murray
Larva and
Host Plants:
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Similar Species:
  • Filatima epulatrix Hodges, 1969 is highly variable; best distinguished by genitalia, DNA, host plant.
  • Filatima serotinella (Busck, 1903) is highly variable; best distinguished by genitalia, DNA, host plant.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Depressaria pseudacaciella Chambers, 1872
Gelechia caecella Zeller, 1873
Filatima pseudoacaciella Busck, 1903
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAD8837
  • Chambers, V.T., 1872. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 4: 107.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Filatima pseudacaciella
LG(cc) ASU Hasbrouck Insect Collection
Filatima pseudacaciella
18mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Filatima pseudacaciella
SangMi Lee
Filatima pseudacaciella
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