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Species Aetole prenticei - Hodges#2497.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Heliodinidae (Sun Moths)
Genus Aetole
Species prenticei (Aetole prenticei - Hodges#2497.1)
Hodges Number
2497.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aetole prenticei Hsu, 2005
Size
Forewing length 3-4 mm.(1)
Range
California Central Valley and Coachella Valley to New Mexico.(1)
Habitat
Alkaline wetlands.(1)
Season
Multivoltine with adults in March, July, September to October.(1)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) reported this species is closely associated with Sesuvium verrucosum (sea-purslane).(1)
Remarks
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Print References
Hsu, 2005. University of California Publications in Entomology. v. 124, p. 1-214.
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 11.43; p. 111.(1)