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Species Meroptera cviatella - Poplar Bud Borer Moth - Hodges#5786

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Meroptera
Species cviatella (Poplar Bud Borer Moth - Hodges#5786)
Hodges Number
5786
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Meroptera cviatella Dyar, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence #171750
Size
Wingspan: 22–25 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: Basal area, the costa and the inner margin of the FW are broadly bright reddish brown, while the center beyond the base is purplish gray. (1)

Mark Dreiling's DNA Specimen
Range
North America, including Illinois, Colorado, Iowa, Oklahoma and Quebec. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on the buds of Populus species. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description & image (1)