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Species Euceratia castella - Hodges#2351

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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
Species castella (Euceratia castella - Hodges#2351)
Hodges Number
2351
Size
Forewing length 7.5-10.5 mm.
Identification
According to Sohn & Nishida (2011) (1), E. castella can be differentiated from the similar Eucalantica polita in that, in E. castella, there is no dorsal patch on the forewing, and white annulations are present on the antenna (dorsal patch present and antennal annulations absent in E. polita).
Range
Washington south to California.
Season
Adults fly from April to August.
Food
Larvae feed on species in the Caprifoliaceae, such as Lonicera and Symphoricarpos.
Print References
(2)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic review of Eucalantica Busck (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae) with descriptions of six new species
Jae-Cheon Sohn, Kenji Nishida. 2011. ZooKeys 118: 75–96.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.