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Species Bucculatrix ainsliella - Oak Skeletonizer Moth - Hodges#0572

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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)
Genus Bucculatrix
Species ainsliella (Oak Skeletonizer Moth - Hodges#0572)
Hodges Number
0572
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix ainsliella Murtfeldt, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence #016675
Size
Wingspan 7-8 mm. (1)
Identification
Description. (2)
Range
Widespread across southern Canada including British Columbia and northerneastern United States south to Mississippi. (1), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Season
Adults are most common from May through August. (3)
Food
Larval host is Quercus (oak) (1)
Life Cycle
Overwinters in pupal state. (1)
Print References
Braun, A, 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera) Memoirs of the American Entomological Society. No. 18. p. 167.(1)
Van Nieukerken, E. J., et al. 2012. Bucculatrix ainsliella Murtfeldt, a new North American invader already widespread on northern red oaks (Quercus rubra) in Western Europe (Bucculatricidae). Nota lepid. 35(2): 135–159. (2)
Works Cited
1.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.
2.Bucculatrix ainsliella Murtfeldt, a new North American invader already widespread on northern red .....
E.J. van Nieukerken, C. Doorenweerd, W.N. Ellis, K.J. Huisman, J.C. Koster, W. Mey, T.S.T. Muus, A. Schreurs. 2012. Nota Lepid. 35(2): 135–159.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group