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Species Chimoptesis chrysopyla - Hodges#3270

Chimoptesis chrysopyla Chimoptesis chrysopyla from the Presidio - Chimoptesis chrysopyla
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Chimoptesis
Species chrysopyla (Chimoptesis chrysopyla - Hodges#3270 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chimoptesis chrysopyla Powell, 1964 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621178
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet chrysopyla is from Latin meaning "golden gate" for the type location. (1)
Forewing length 7.2-8.6 mm. (1)
California. (1)
Holotype male and allotype female: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California (J. Powell, 26 February 1960).
Low elevation coastal counties of California. (2)
Adults are associated with coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) and the larvae are suspected to be borers of that host. (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. 2009. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 15.52m; p. 137 (2)
Powell, J.A. 1964. A review of Griselda, with descriptions of a related new genus and two species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).[i]The Pan-Pacific Entomologist[/url]. 40(2): 89. (1)