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Species Stilbosis ostryaeella - Hodges#1596

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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 Chrysopeleiinae
Genus Stilbosis
Species ostryaeella (Stilbosis ostryaeella - Hodges#1596)
Hodges Number
1596
Explanation of Names
The species name of the moth is derived from the genus name of its larval host plant.
Size
Forewing length 2.5 to 3.2 mm.(1)
Identification
Most reliably identified by rearing and/or dissection, as the adult is similar in appearance to several other sympatric spp. in the genus.
Range
Eastern USA.
Habitat
Eastern-USA deciduous forest where the larval host plant occurs.
Season
Adults mostly from May to July. Larva/leaf mine in late summer and autumn. Univoltine.
Food
The larva is a leaf miner on Ostrya virginiana.
Works Cited
1.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.