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Species Himmacia huachucella - Hodges#0948

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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 Depressariidae
Subfamily Depressariinae
Genus Himmacia
Species huachucella (Himmacia huachucella - Hodges#0948)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Himmacia huachucella (Busck, 1908)
Cryptolechia huachucella Busck, 1908
Busck (1908) reported the wingspan as 22-23 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 8.5 - 11 mm. (1)
Busck (1908) original description as Cryptolechia huachucella is online in the print references.
Powell & Opler (2009) described the adults a bright to pale rust rose-colored. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) stated the adults "fly in summer, ahead of and during the rainy season." (1)
The larvae have been raised on the oak species Quercus hypoleucoides and Q. arizonica (1)
Print References
Busck, A., 1908. A generic revision of American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35 (1644), p. 195.
Hodges, R.W., 1974. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc., p. 83; pl. 5.29-31. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 5, fig. 12; p. 67. (1)