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Genus Vitula

moth - Vitula edmandsii  American Wax Moth - Hodges #6007 - Vitula edmandsii Phycitine(s) - Vitula edmandsii - male - female Small Moth #2 - Vitula edmandsii Vitula broweri - Brower's Vitula Moth ? - Vitula broweri Pyraloidea? - Vitula serratilineella Pyralidae: Vitula edmandsii - Vitula serratilineella Pennsylvania 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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