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Species Bucculatrix angustata - Hodges#0522

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus Bucculatrix
No Taxon (Section II (aster and mint leafminers))
Species angustata (Bucculatrix angustata - Hodges#0522 )
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Narrow Bucculatrix (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix angustata Frey & Boll, 1876
Bucculatrix crescentella Braun, 1916 (140)
* phylogenetic sequence #015375
Explanation of Names
Specific name angustata is derived from Latin meaning "narrow." (2)
Forewing length 3.5-3.8 mm. (3)
Species-level identification of any Bucculatrix is very difficult and usually requires DNA and/or dissection to confirm. All species-level identifications on BugGuide, without expert analysis including DNA and dissection, should be considered tentative, at best.
Eastern United States to Texas, Utah and Washington. (3)
Larvae feed in trumpet-shaped mines in aster, fleabane and goldenrod. (4), (3), (1)
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. pg.32-33 (preview) (1)
Eiseman, C. & N. Charney 2010. Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates. Stackpole Books. pg.343 (preview) (4)
Frey H. & J. Boll 1876. Einige Tineen aus Texas, beschrieben von. Entomologische Zeitung 37(4-6): 218-219
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.57, pl.4.2m (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.