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Family Bucculatricidae - Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths

Moth. Bucculatrix ssp. - Bucculatrix moth - Bucculatrix montana tiny moth - Bucculatrix Bucculatrix montana leaf mine - Bucculatrix Bucculatrix montana, 0486 - Bucculatrix montana St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA182 2015 4 - Bucculatrix pomifoliella Bucculatrix
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
* formerly part of family Lyonetiidae
* treated as a separate family by Davis and Robinson in Kristensen (1999)
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Bucculatrix, Latin meaning "a little mouth, or cheek." (1), (2)
Numbers
Over 100 species in 1 genus (Bucculatrix) in North America.
Identification
Tiny moths that have the top of head covered with rough, bristly scales.
Food
Larvae are leaf skeletonizers.
Internet References
classification of genus Bucculatrix in family Bucculatricidae by Davis and Robinson (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
common name reference and other info (wikipedia.org)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.