Tegeticula yuccasella

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Tegeticula yuccasella
Tegeticula yuccasella Tomada de Riley 1892.jpg
"Characters of Pronuba yuccasella", 1892 drawing
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T. yuccasella
Binomial name
Tegeticula yuccasella
(Riley, 1872)
Synonyms
  • Pronuba yuccasella Riley, 1872
  • Tegeticula alba Zeller, 1873

The yucca moth (Tegeticula yuccasella) is a moth of the family Prodoxidae. The species can be found in North America from Texas to southern Canada.

The wingspan is 18–27 mm. The forewings are wide and blunt, usually white but occasionally with more or less tan. The hindwings are medium to light brownish gray.[1]

The larvae feed on Yucca filamentosa, Yucca smalliana, Yucca flaccida, Yucca glauca, Yucca arkansana, Yucca constricta, Yucca rupicola, Yucca pallida, Yucca reverchoni and Yucca aloifolia. They feed on developing seeds. Pupation takes place in a cocoon in the soil.

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