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Species Perittia cygnodiella - Hodges#1077

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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 Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Perittia
Species cygnodiella (Perittia cygnodiella - Hodges#1077)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Perittia cygnodiella (Busck, 1921)
Aphelosetia cygnodiella Busck, 1921
Onceroptila cygnodiella (11)
Forewing length 3.5-5.5 mm (1)
Wingspan 9-11 mm (2)
Alberta and British Columbia to central California. (3)
Larvae mine the leaves of deciduous snowberry (Symphoricarpos). (3)
Print References
Busck, A. 1921. Microlepidoptera from British Columbia. The Canadian Entomologist 53(12): 280
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the North American Perittia (=Onceroptila), with first nearctic records of the genus Mendesia (Elachistidae)
Lauri Kaila. 1995. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(3): 208-222.
2.Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1948. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 13: 1-110, pl. 1-26.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.