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Species Ellabella bayensis - Hodges#2349.1

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Carposinoidea (Fruitworm Moths)
Family Copromorphidae (Tropical Fruitworm Moths)
Genus Ellabella
Species bayensis (Ellabella bayensis - Hodges#2349.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ellabella bayensis Heppner, 1984
Forewing length: 8.2-11.0 mm
California but possibly as far north as Josephine Co, Oregon based on host plant distribution, see Print References below.
Flight period: January-March
Mahonia pinnata (California barberry)
See Also
Ellabella johnstoni is larger and has a lighter flight.
Araeolepia subfasciella (Walsingham) has narrower ante- and postmedian lines on the forewings. (1)
Print References
Heppner, 1984. Revision of the Oriental and Nearctic genus Ellabella (Lepidoptera: Copromorphidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 23 (1): 59
Works Cited
1.Review of Araeolepia Walsingham, 1881 with descriptions of three new species and comments on its phylogenetic position.
J.-C. Sohn. 2016. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 109(5): 796–804.