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Species Battaristis vittella - Hodges#2229

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Battaristis
Species vittella (Battaristis vittella - Hodges#2229)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Stripe-backed moth (1)
Orange stripe-backed moth (2)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Battaristis vittella (Busck, 1916)
Duvita vittella Busck, 1916 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420470.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "banded."
Wingspan 10-11 mm. (3)
Total length 5-6 mm. (2)
Mature larva 4-6 mm long. (4)
Adult - The adults have bright red eyes. The forewings are cinnamon brown and traversed by gray bands. (4)
Widely distributed throughout the eastern United States and southern Canada. (4)
The larvae feed on the buds and cones of various pine species. (5), (4)
Life Cycle
The moths overwinter as larvae in a tunnel in a bud or cone. They pupate in the spring, and adults appear in May. (4)
Print References
Busck, A., 1916. Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 18: 147. (3)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Perterson field guide to moths of southeastern North America.
Seabrooke Leckie & David Beadle. 2018. Peterson Field Guides, 652 pp.
3.Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera
August Busck. 1916. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 18: 147-154.
4.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database