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Genus Euceratia

Euceratia castella Euceratia castella Euceratia securella 2352 - Euceratia securella Lawn Moth - Euceratia castella Euceratia securella Euceratia securella 2352  - Euceratia securella Small White Moth - Euceratia castella Euceratia castella?  - Euceratia castella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Ypsolophidae
Genus Euceratia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Initially placed in Tineidae; later Plutellidae; has been placed in Ypsolophidae since 1990.
Numbers
Three species.
Euceratia castella Walsingham, 1881 - Hodges #2351
Euceratia intermedia Sohn & Powell, 2015
Euceratia securella Walsingham, 1881 - Hodges #2352
Range
California.
Food
Larvae are leaftiers on honeysuckles (Lonicera) and snowberries (Symphoricarpos) (Caprifoliaceae).
Print References
SOHN, JAE-CHEON and JERRY POWELL. 2015. REVIEW OF EUCERATIA WALSINGHAM (LEPIDOPTERA, YPSOLOPHIDAE) WITH DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 69(2): 131–139. (PDF)