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Species Epermenia albapunctella - Hodges#2328

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Epermenioidea (Fringe-tufted Moths)
Family Epermeniidae (Fringe-tufted Moths)
Genus Epermenia
Species albapunctella (Epermenia albapunctella - Hodges#2328)
Hodges Number
2328
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1908 by August Busck as Epermenia albapunctella
Food
Larvae have erroneously been reported to feed on fir (Abies) and spruce (Picea). Confirmed hosts are members of the parsley family (Apiaceae): Osmorhiza occidentalis, Ligusticum scoticum, and Heracleum sp. (per Gaedike 1996, Lepidopterorum Catalogus New Series, Fascicle 48)
Internet References
The Canadian Entomologist, v.40 (1908), p.195    August Busck's original description of the species