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Thaumatographa youngiella

Thaumatographa youngiella
Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
July 23, 2016
N 48° 69' 40" - W 123° 45' 35" - Elev: 15m
Hab: Mixed woodland and residential.

Came to UV lights (Fluorescent and LED) hung on a mature Red Cedar (Thuja plicata).

Hepner (1982), names pine as the host plant for several other Thaumatographa around the world, and implies the same may be true here; "Thaumatographa youngiella and Thaumatographa jonsei have been collected in or near pine forests". Although often planted locally as landscaping, there may be no natural stands of pine in the surrounding area for at least several kilometers.

John B.Hepner, 1982
        Synopsis of the Hilarographini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of the World
        Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
        vol.84 1982

Nikon d7100; Sigma 18-250mm at 250mm with diopter; 1/60s f7.1 iso800; floodlamp & ring-flash; handheld.

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A great addition to the guide! Thanks!

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