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Species Bucculatrix simulans - Hodges#0490

Bucculatrix simulans Bucculatrix simulans Bucculatricidae, Sawtooth Sunflower stem gall - Bucculatrix simulans Bucculatricidae, Sawtooth Sunflower stem gall, open - Bucculatrix simulans Bucculatricidae, dorsal - Bucculatrix simulans Bucculatricidae, spent pupa - Bucculatrix simulans Bucculatricidae - Bucculatrix simulans Bucculatricidae, gall on Sawtooth Sunflower - Bucculatrix simulans
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus Bucculatrix
No Taxon (Section I (aster gallmakers and stemborers))
Species simulans (Bucculatrix simulans - Hodges#0490)
Hodges Number
0490
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix simulans Braun, 1963 (1)
Bucculatrix fusicola Breyland & Schmidt, 1948 (1)
* Phylogenetic sequence #014550
Numbers
There are 103 named species of Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 9.5-10 mm. (1)
Range
Texas to Iowa and Ohio. (1), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records are from January through July. (2)
Food
Larval host Helianthus spp. (1)
Life Cycle
Click on an image to view the life cycle:

Print References
Braun, A. 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera) Memoirs of the American Entomological Society. No. 18, p. 47, figs. 70, 70a-71a. (1)
Works Cited
1.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group