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Species Phaecasiophora niveiguttana - Labyrinth Moth - Hodges#2772

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Classification
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 Olethreutini
Genus Phaecasiophora
Species niveiguttana (Labyrinth Moth - Hodges#2772)
Hodges Number
2772
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phaecasiophora niveiguttana Grote, 1873
Phaecasiophora ? niveiguttana Grote, 1873 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the Latin niveus + gutta meaning "snow-white spot" for the "white discal spot." (1)
Size
Wingspan 14 mm.
Range
Eastern US and probably southern Ontario within the Carolinian zone.
Food
Larvae feed on sassafras (Sassafras albidum), witchhazel (Hamamelis) and hawthorn (Crataegus). (2)
See Also
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1873. Contributions to a knowledge of North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 1: 91. (1)
Works Cited
1.VI. Contributions to a knowledge of North American moths.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1873. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 1: 73-94.
2.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database