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Species Carpatolechia proximella - Hodges#1881.1

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Carpatolechia
Species proximella (Carpatolechia proximella - Hodges#1881.1)
Hodges Number
KAR-pah-toh-LEK-ee-ah PROX-ee-MEH-lah
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: (Hübner, 1796)([Tinea])
formerly in Teleiodes (1)
Wingspan - 13-17 mm
introduced from Europe where it is common
larvae are leaf folders of birch (Betula) and alder (Alnus)
Life Cycle
pupates in a flimsy cocoon amongst detritus on the ground and hibernates as a pupa
Internet References
UK Moths - species page, wingspan, larval hosts, photos of adults and larvae
Works Cited
1.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.