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Species Lotisma trigonana - Hodges#2312

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Copromorphoidea (Fruitworm Moths)
Family Copromorphidae (Tropical Fruitworm Moths)
Genus Lotisma
Species trigonana (Lotisma trigonana - Hodges#2312)
Hodges Number
2312
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lotisma trigonana (Walsingham, 1879)
Sciaphila trigonana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Hemerophila kincaidiella Busck, 1904
durangoensis Heppner, 1986
kincaidiella (Busck, 1904)
Phylogenetic sequence #480001
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "triangles," for the "triangular costal patch" on the forewings. (1)
Size
Forewing length 7.5-11.5 mm. (2)
Wingspan 14-22 mm.
Identification
Adult - forewing brown with pale diagonal stripe that may enlarge to include base as pale triangle, and with apical half usually pale brown; hindwing pale brown [description by Ross Arnett].
Range
Pacific Coast, from Alaska to Costa Rica (Gaither, 1993).
Season
Adults may be found any time of year in California.
Food
Larvae feed on salal (Gaultheria shallon) and sometimes cranberry (Vaccinium).
Print References
Gaither, J.C., 1993. Verification of the occurrence of Lotisma trigonana (Copromorphidae) in Alaska. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 47(4): 328
Walsingham, T. de Grey. 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 22, Pl.65, f.7. (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.