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Species Lithariapteryx jubarella - Hodges#2511

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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 Heliodinidae (Sun Moths)
Genus Lithariapteryx
Species jubarella (Lithariapteryx jubarella - Hodges#2511)
Hodges Number
2511
Explanation of Names
Lithariapteryx jubarella Comstock, 1940
* phylogenetic sequence #078675
Size
Forewing length 4.5-6.5 mm (Powell, 1991).(1)
Wingspan 11.5-12 mm (Comstock, 1940).
Range
Arid areas of Arizona, Nevada, and southern California, including Santa Cruz Island (Powell, 1991).(1)
Food
Comstock found the adults in association with four o'clock (Mirabilis) but the larvae he collected were of another new species. Powell identifies the hosts as desert wishbone-bush (Mirabilis laevis), Greene's four o'clock (Mirabilis greenei) and snowball sand verbena (Abronia fragrans).(1)
Print References
Comstock, J. A. 1940. Four new California moths with notes on early stages. Southern California Acad. Sci. 38(3): 175-177, pl.41
Powell, J. A. 1991. A review of Lithariapteryx (Heliodinidae) with description of an elegant new species from the coastal sand dunes in California. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(2): 89-104 (PDF)
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Works Cited
1.A review of Lithariapteryx (Heliodinidae) with description of an elegant new species from the coastal sand dunes in California.
Jerry A. Powell. 1991. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(2): 89-104.