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Species Aetole unipunctella - Hodges#2506

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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 unipunctella (Aetole unipunctella - Hodges#2506)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aetole unipunctella (Walsingham, 1892)
Heliodines unipunctella Walsingham, 1892
Heliodines metallicella Busck, 1909(1)
* phylogenetic sequence #078525
Explanation of Names
unipunctella (L). "one point."
Forewing length 3.4-5.7 mm.(1)
s. CA to w. TX / Mex. Map (1)
Records throughout the year.(1)
Larvae are leaf miners of scarlet spiderling (Boerhavia coccinea, Nyctaginaceae) in Arizona (1).
Adults have been recorded, presumably nectaring, at various plants including Boerhavia, Erogonum, and Bahia in Arizona, Cassia in Mexico.(1)
Print References
Hsu, Yu-Feng & J. A. Powell 2004. Phylogenetic relationships within Heliodinidae and systematics of moths formerly assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea). UC Pub., Ent. 124: 1-158, f. 173-220
Walsingham, T. 1892. Steps towards a revision of Chamber's index, with notes and descriptions of new species. Insect Life 4(11-12): 384
Internet References