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Species Stagmatophora iridella - Hodges#1510

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Cosmopteriginae
Genus Stagmatophora
Species iridella (Stagmatophora iridella - Hodges#1510)
Hodges Number
1510
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stagmatophora iridella (Busck, 1907)
Mompha iridella Busck, 1907
Stagmatophora niphochrysa Meyrick, 1930
Size
Forewing length: 3.5-6.5 mm (1).
Identification
"Shining yellow tan to bronze brown with raised, metallic golden spots and three white spots along the costa, the preapical one most prominent" (1).
Range
Eastern Washington to southern California and western Texas (1).
Season
July in Washington, February to August in California, and late May in Texas (2).
Food
Vinegarweed (Trichostema lanceolatum) (1)
Life Cycle
"The larvae cause irregular swellings in the root crowns" of their host, vinegarweed (Trichostema lanceolatum) (1).
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 8(3-4): 96. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 6.1, Gelechioidea, Antequerinae, Cosmopteriginae, Chrysopeleiinae.
Hodges, R. W. 1978. London: E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 166 pp.
3.New American Tineina
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8: 86-99.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems