Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ypsolopha rubrella (Dyar, 1902)
Ypsolophus rubrella (Dyar, 1902) [spelling]
Cerostoma rubrella Dyar, 1902
has 36 described species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) states there are about 50 described species in North America. (Mexico, etc. included). (2)
Forewing length 7-8 mm.
The coastal California population is smaller with forewing length of 5.5-6.5 mm.(2)
The descriptions of the larva and adult as Cerostoma rubrella Dyar, is available online in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
California to British Columbia, east to Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. (1)
British Columbia records. (1)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from April to August; longer flight period in California and Texas. (1)
Berberis repens (Lindl.) G. Don (barberry) in Colorado.
Berberis nervosa (Pursh) Nutt. (Cascade barberry) in coastal California.
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Dyar, H.G. 1903. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 52:
Dyar, H.G. 1903. Descriptions of the larvae of some moths from Colorado. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 25: 404
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 11.8, p. 107. (2)