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Species Cnaemidophorus rhododactyla - Rose Plume Moth - Hodges#6105

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Classification
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
Tribe Platyptiliini
Genus Cnaemidophorus
Species rhododactyla (Rose Plume Moth - Hodges#6105)
Hodges Number
6105
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)
Size
Wingspan 18-26 mm.
Range
Holarctic: in North America, apparently restricted to the northeast/Great Lakes area.
Food
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.