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Species Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla - Rose Plume Moth - Hodges#6105

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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 (Five-lobed Plume Moths)
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Cnaemidophorus
Species rhododactyla (Rose Plume Moth - Hodges#6105)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Alucita rhododactyla [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Greek ῥόδον (rose, for the color) δάκτυλος (plumed). (2)
Wingspan 18-26 mm.
Holarctic: in North America, apparently restricted to the northeast/Great Lakes area.
Larvae feed on buds, flowers, and leaves of rose (Rosa spp.).
Life Cycle
Overwinters as a partly-grown larva inside stem of hostplant, and resumes feeding in spring; one generation per year.
Print References
Denis, M. & I. Schiffermüller, 1775. Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend: 146. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller. 1775. Augustin Bernardi, Wien. pp.323.
2.Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
David H. McNicoll. 1863. Lovell Reeve & Company.