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Species Carcina quercana - Oak-skeletonizer Moth - Hodges#1069

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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 Depressariidae
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Carcina
Species quercana (Oak-skeletonizer Moth - Hodges#1069)
Hodges Number
1069
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Carcina quercana (Fabricius, 1775)
Pyralis quercana Fabricius, 1775
Phalaena quercana
Tortrix quercana
Tortrix fagana Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Tinea cancella Hübner, [1824]
Lampros faganella Treitschke, 1833
Carcina purpurana Millière, 1874
* phylogenetic sequence #030700
Explanation of Names
From host plant Quercus (Oak).
Size
Wingspan 17-21 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - smallish, brightly colored, with noticeably long antennae.
Range
Europe, Asia Minor, Vancouver Island. BugGuide records from British Columbia and Washington. (1)
Food
Various deciduous trees, including oak (Quercus) and beech (Fagus) and apple.
Print References
Clarke, J.F.G. 1941. Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 234-236 (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p.134; pl.6.34-37 (2)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species
J. F. Gates Clarke. 1941. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 33-286.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.