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Species Caloreas multimarginata - Hodges#2640

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Caloreas
Species multimarginata (Caloreas multimarginata - Hodges#2640)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloreas multimarginata (Braun, 1925)
Choreutis melanifera Keifer, 1937
Choreutis multimarginata Braun, 1925 (1)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 580017
Wingspan: 12 mm (1).
Very similar to C. leucobasis, which has white-tipped black scales, whereas C. multimarginata has white-margined black scales (1) (2).
Records from Utah (1), California (3), and British Columbia (4).
The single adult Braun (1925) reared emerged in July in Utah (1). MPG includes records from January to August in California (3).
Braun (1925) reared it from a mint (Lamiaceae) (1).
Life Cycle
The larvae spin a web between several mint leaves (1).
Print References
Braun, A. 1925. Microlepidoptera of Northern Utah. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 51(3): 203-204. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Microlepidoptera of Northern Utah
Braun, Annette. 1925. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 51(3), 183-226.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems