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Species Decantha stecia - Hodges#1043

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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 Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Decantha
Species stecia (Decantha stecia - Hodges#1043)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Decantha stecia Hodges, 1974
* phylogenetic sequence #030025
3-3.5 mm.
Known from Massachusetts and in South Carolina at 2,000 feet elevation.
Wagner, Nelson & Schweitzer (2003) states that larvae probably feed under bark of pitch pine (Pinus rigida) in New England.
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2: 106, pl.7.5 (1)
Wagner, D.L., M.W. Nelson & D.F. Schweitzer 2003. Shrubland Lepidoptera of southern New England and southeastern New York: ecology, conservation, and management. Forest Ecology and Management 185: 95–112 (PDF)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.