Tegeticula

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Tegeticula
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Prodoxidae
Genus: Tegeticula
Zeller, 1873
Synonyms

Pronuba Riley 1872 (non Thomson, 1860: preoccupied)
Thelethia Dyar, 1893
Thia H.Edwards, 1888 (non Leach, 1815: preoccupied)
Valentinia Coolidge 1909 (non Walsingham, 1907[verification needed]: preoccupied)

Tegeticula is a genus of moths of the Prodoxidae family, one of three genera known as yucca moths; they are mutualistic pollinators of various Yucca species.

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References[edit]

  • Althoff, D.M., Segraves, K.A., Leebens-Mack, J., & Pellmyr, O. (2006). "Patterns of Speciation in the Yucca Moths: Parallel Species Radiations within the Tegeticula yuccasella Species Complex." Systematic Biology 55(3): 398-410. doi:10.1080/10635150600697325