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Species Telphusa sedulitella - Hodges#1859

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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 Telphusa
Species sedulitella (Telphusa sedulitella - Hodges#1859)
Hodges Number
Forewing length 5.5-6.8 mm. (1)
Slender moths that wrap their wings around the body with rows of upraised scales giving a roughened appearance. Forewing blackish with some rust tones. There are variations the have more whitish coloration on parts of the wings. (1)
Occurs along the West coast inland to the mountains from British Columbia south to Baja California. (1)
Larvae appear to be able to use a variety of hosts, including oaks, willows, hazelnut, and possibly Douglas-fir and Arctostaphylos. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.