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420399.001513Anatrachyntis badia (Hodges, 1962) – Florida Pink Scavenger Moth

Steve Nanz
Distribution: Holotype: South Florida.
Field Marks:
WL: 3.5 - 5.4 mm, has "hindtibia with median white streak unicolorous", Hodges (1978). See Hodges (1962).
Genitalia: See Hodges (1962).
Similar Species:
  • Anatrachyntis rileyi, WL: 4.2 - 6.8 mm, has "hindtibia with median white streak having dorsolateral row of brown scales", Hodges (1978).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sathrobrota badia Hodges, 1962
Taxonomic Notes: Anatrachyntis badia (Hodges, 1962), formerly paced in the genus Pyroderces, is transferred to the genus Anatrachyntis following the treatment in Koster & Sinev (2003), Microlepidoptera of Europe, 5.
  • Barcode of Life (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. 3.31-33. order or free PDF
  • 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: 76; figs. 60, 118, 170.
  • Koster, S. & S. Sinev, 2003. Momphidae s.l. Microlepidoptera of Europe, 5: 1-387.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 6.48m; p. 82. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♀
Anatrachyntis badia
Joyce Gross
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Joyce Gross
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Graham Montgomery
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CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
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10mm – Jim Vargo
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10mm – Miss. Ent. Mus.
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LG – Miss. Ent. Mus.
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- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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