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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

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

References

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