Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Perittia cygnodiella - Hodges#1077

Moth for ID  - Perittia cygnodiella Moth for ID  - Perittia cygnodiella Moth for ID  - Perittia cygnodiella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
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
1077
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Perittia cygnodiella (Busck, 1921)
Aphelosetia cygnodiella Busck, 1921
Onceroptila cygnodiella (11)
Size
Forewing length 3.5-5.5 mm (1)
Wingspan 9-11 mm (2)
Range
Alberta and British Columbia to central California. (3)
Food
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.