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Species Capperia ningoris - Hodges#6094

Classification
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 ningoris (Capperia ningoris - Hodges#6094)
Hodges Number
6094
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Capperia ningoris (Walsingham, 1880)
Oxyptilus ningoris Walingham, 1880 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #460066
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is from Latin ningor meaning "snowfall" perhaps for the various white spots and the "dusting of white scales" on the forewings. (1)
Size
Forewing length 7.5-10 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - brown with a dull purplish sheen, more strongly banded than Geina tenuidactyla. (2)
Range
Washington to southern California. (2)
Food
Adults found in association and larvae have been reared on nettles (Stachys). (2)
Print References
Walsingham, T. de Grey. 1880. Pterophoridae of California and Oregon. p.26, Pl.2, f.6 (1)
Works Cited
1.Pterophoridae of California and Oregon.
Lord Walsingham. 1880. Self published: pp. 1-66, Pl.1-3.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.