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Species Dyotopasta yumaella - Hodges#0322

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Dyotopasta
Species yumaella (Dyotopasta yumaella - Hodges#0322)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dyotopasta yumaella (Kearfott, 1907)
Plutella yumaella Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Pseudoxylesthia angustella Walsingham, 1907
Phylogenetic sequence #300214
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for Yuma County, Arizona, where many of the first specimens were collected.
Wingspan 16-27 mm. (1)
Forewing length 7.5-15.5 mm. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reports the range as Texas to California, south to Puebla, Mexico. (2)
Moth Photographers Group includes southern Nevada. (3)
Mann (1969) report the larvae feed on dead tissue of the cactus species Opuntia and Echinocereus. (4)
Powell & Opler (2009) include the dead trunks of the boojum tree (Fouquieria columnaris).(2)
Life Cycle
From GeoResources Institute Publication #5014, p. 43: " species has been identified by Dr. Don Davis, Smithsonian Institution, as Dyotopasta yumaella Kft. (Tineidae), a species for which the caterpillar has not been described. This tineid caterpillar, which exceeds one inch in length and is whitish in color, feeds gregariously in the cladole, similar to Cactoblastis." "Cladole" apparently refers to the green segments/pads of the cactus.
Commonly found in association with Melitara (pricklypear borer) larvae. (4)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1): 6. (1)
Mann, J. 1969. Cactus-Feeding Insects and Mites. USNM Bulletin 256: 85. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 2.41, p. 50 (2)
Works Cited
1.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Cactus-feeding insects and mites
John Mann. 1969. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256: 1-158.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems