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Species Perittia herrichiella - Hodges#1077.1

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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 Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Perittia
Species herrichiella (Perittia herrichiella - Hodges#1077.1)
Hodges Number
1077.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Perittia herrichiella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
Tinagma herrichiella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 (260)
Size
Forewing length 3.5-4.0 mm (1)
Range
Widespread in Europe. Introduced in N. America
Food
Larvae are leaf miners of Lonicera alpigena, Lonicera periclymenum, Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera xylosteum and Symphoricarpos albus.
Life Cycle
Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon under the bark of the host plant. (1)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the North American Perittia (=Onceroptila), with first nearctic records of the genus Mendesia (Elachistidae)
Lauri Kaila. 1995. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(3): 208-222.