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Yucca Moth - Tegeticula yuccasella *Tentative ID<br />
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TL: ~12 mm. White FW with fringed HW. Host: Yucca. Status: Uncommon.<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area<br />
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2021(66)<br />
 Geotagged,Spring,Tegeticula,Tegeticula yuccasella,United States,Yucca moth Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Yucca Moth - Tegeticula yuccasella

*Tentative ID

TL: ~12 mm. White FW with fringed HW. Host: Yucca. Status: Uncommon.

Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area

2021(66)

    comments (6)

  1. Just so you know, you're at 1,499 species intros ;) Posted one month ago
    1. Really?! I'll knock it up to 1,500 within the next day or so. Plus, I am sooo close to 10,000 photos. A couple weeks or less and I'll be there. Posted one month ago
      1. With this pace, it's inevitable you'll soon beat me in:

        - # of photos
        - # of species photographed
        - # of species intros

        Cross them all, and you will be knighted Dragon Queen.
        Posted one month ago
        1. So much pressure ;P.

          I crossed 1,500 last night with this moth:
          Mottled Marble - Bactra furfurana *This is species intro #1,500 for me on JungleDragon :)<br />
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Habitat: Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area<br />
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2021(70) Bactra,Bactra furfurana,Geotagged,Mottled Marble,Spring,Tortricidae,United States,moth
          Posted one month ago
  2. This is one that I still want to see! We have a lot of yucca plants in this region, so I don't know why I haven't sought them out :D Posted one month ago
    1. Well, this was my first even though we have a bunch of ornamental yuccas in the area. Perhaps they are shy ;). Posted one month ago

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''Tegeticula yuccasella'', the yucca moth, is a moth of the family Prodoxidae. The species was first described by Charles Valentine Riley in 1872. It can be found in North America from Texas to southern Canada.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jun 21, 2021. Captured Jun 20, 2021 23:27 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/13.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm