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Species Dafa formosella - Beautiful Epicallima Moth - Hodges#1048

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Dafa
Species formosella (Beautiful Epicallima Moth - Hodges#1048)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dafa formosella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Tinea formosella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Callima formosella
Epicallima formosella
* phylogenetic sequence #030175
Explanation of Names
Specific name formosella is Latin meaning "beautiful." (1)
Wingspan 12–16 mm.
Recently introduced from Europe.
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p.112; pl.7.13 (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.