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Genus Vitula

1569a Vitula serratilineella 6007.1 - Vitula serratilineella Unknown moth - Vitula serratilineella Hodges #6007 - American Wax Moth - Vitula edmandsii Vitula broweri  - Vitula broweri Vitula broweri - Brower's Vitula Moth ? - Vitula broweri Moth ID request - Vitula edmandsii American Wax Moth - Vitula edmandsii Brown  moth - Vitula edmandsii
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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 Vitula
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Vitula Ragonot, 1887
Numbers
Vitula includes 8 species in America north of Mexico.
Remarks
"In his MONA monograph, Neunzig (1990) reports that larvae are found in nests of Bumble Bees, Honey Bees and possibly also of other Hymenoptera. They form tubelike protective enclosure of silk and feed mostly on pollen, honey and immature Hymenoptera." Comment by Bob Patterson, 31 May, 2007 (here)
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