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Species Oidaematophorus balsamorrhizae - Hodges#6162

Catapiller 01 - Oidaematophorus balsamorrhizae Pterophorid larva - Oidaematophorus balsamorrhizae
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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
Tribe Pterophorini
Genus Oidaematophorus
Species balsamorrhizae (Oidaematophorus balsamorrhizae - Hodges#6162)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Originally described as Oidaematophorus balsamorrhizae by McDunnough in 1939
Included by some in Pterophorus
Explanation of Names
balsamorrhizae is Latin for "of Balsamorrhiza", after the host plant
Caterpillar host plant is balsamroot (Balsamorrhiza)