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Species Capperia evansi - Hodges#6095

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pterophoroidea (Plume Moths)
Family Pterophoridae (Plume Moths)
Subfamily Pterophorinae
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Capperia
Species evansi (Capperia evansi - Hodges#6095)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capperia evansi (McDunnough, 1923)
Pterophorus evansi McDunnough, 1923 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of entomologist John D. Evans of Trenton, Ontario who collected the type specimens. McDunnough also named Orthonama evansi for him.
Wingspan 14 mm.
Records from Illinois to Maine. (2)
Types: Trenton, Ontario (J.D. Evans, July 1911).
Larval hosts are marsh skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata) and blue skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora). (3), (1)
Print References
McDunnough, J.H., 1923. Notes on Pterophoroidea with descriptions of new species. The Canadian Entomologist 54: 85.
Works Cited
1.On the systematics and origin of the generic group Oxyptilus Zeller (Lep. Alucitidae)
Stanislaw Adamczewski. 1951. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology 1(5): 303-387; Pl.9-20.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database