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Tegeticula baja

Tegeticula baja is a moth of the Prodoxidae family. It is found on the Baja California peninsula.

The wingspan is 18.3–20 mm for males and 20.5–23 mm for females. The forewings are white with scattered cinnamon brown scales and a narrow band of brown scales. The hindwings are light brownish grey. Adults are on wing in August.[1]

The larvae feed on Yucca valida and Yucca capensis.

Etymology[edit]

The species epithet refers to the Baja California peninsula of north-western Mexico, which circumscribes the range of the species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olle Pellmyr & Manuel Balcázar-Lara, 2008, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 152 (2): 297-314 [1]


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