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Species Catastega timidella - Oak Trumpet Skeletonizer - Hodges#3333

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Catastega
Species timidella (Oak Trumpet Skeletonizer - Hodges#3333)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catastega timidella Clemens, 1861 (1)
Epinotia timidella Clemens, 1861 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin timidus meaning "fearful, afraid, apprehensive, timid."
Wingspan 15-19 mm. (3), (2)
Records from the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada. (3)
Larvae mine the leaves of oak. (1), (2)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1861. Micro-lepidopterous larvae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 1: 87. (1)
Works Cited
1.Micro-Lepidopterous Larvae. Notes on a Few Species, the Imagos of Which Are Probably Undescribed
Clemens, B. 1861. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia. 1: 75-87.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group