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Species Siederia walshella - Hodges#0435

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Psychidae (Bagworm Moths)
Subfamily Taleporiinae
Genus Siederia
Species walshella (Siederia walshella - Hodges#0435)
Hodges Number
0435
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Siederia walshella (Clemens, 1862)
Solenobia walshella Clemens, 1862
Taleporia walshella
Explanation of Names
Clemens says, in his original description: "I received a specimen of the above insect sometime since from my esteemed friend Benj. D. Walsh of Rock Island, Ill.". The diminutive ending -ella was added to the name.
Numbers
The only species in this genus in North America; one of several species in the world.
Size
Wingspan about 13 mm.
Larval case length to about 13 mm.
Identification
Females are wingless.
Range
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Mature larvae and pupa cases are often found in large numbers on the sides of houses or other buildings.
Season
Adults are reported from February to November.(1)
Food
The larvae feed on lichens that grow on the trunks of various species of coniferous trees.
Print References
Clemens, B. 1862. New Americam Micro-Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 1: 132.
Internet References
description and foodplants (Phil Nixon and Barb Larson, U. of Illinois)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC, Ministry of Ontario Natural Resources)