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Species Recurvaria nanella - Lesser Bud Moth - Hodges#1783

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Recurvaria
Species nanella (Lesser Bud Moth - Hodges#1783)
Hodges Number
1783
Other Common Names
Brindled Groundling (UK)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Recurvaria nanella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Phalaena (Tineae) nanella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin nanus meaning "dwarf." (2)
Size
Wingspan c. 12 mm.
Season
Flies in July and August
Food
feeds on apple (Malus), pear (Pyrus) and also Prunus.
Life Cycle
The larva mines a leaf when young, later feeding inside a bud after hibernating.
Remarks
Non native. A pest of fruit trees.
Print References
Denis, M. & I. Schiffermüller, 1775. Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend: 141. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller. 1775. Augustin Bernardi, Wien. pp.323.
2.Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
David H. McNicoll. 1863. Lovell Reeve & Company.