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Family Bucculatricidae - Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths

Micro Moth - Bucculatrix Moth - Bucculatrix Bucculatrix ericameriae Bucculatrix sp. - Bucculatrix Unid. micromoth 2 - Bucculatrix Bucculatrix coronatella - Hodges#0559 (Bucculatrix coronatella) - Bucculatrix coronatella Moth - Bucculatrix Bucculatrix angustata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea
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)
spelled Bucculatrigidae in Nearctica.
Numbers
103 species in 1 genus (Bucculatrix) in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan 4-11 mm
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)