Small and varied in colors and patterns, many Pseudexentera Moths have large eyes and keep their wings close to the body.
Mottled and marbled coloring gives camouflage to moths in the Pseudexentera genus. A thicket of hairs on the labial palps makes the face of this group look soft and fuzzy. Their caterpillars are likely leafrollers, a trait seen in others in their family, and only one brood is produced each year. Look for Pseudexentera Moths near areas where trees and plants grow, including parks, woodlands, backyards, and forests.
Scientific Name: Pseudexentera spp.
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 9mm to 10mm (0.35in to 0.39in)
Colors: brown; white; tan; black; gray; black
Descriptors: curled; fuzzy; small; tight; flying; leafroller; big eyes
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Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.