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Species Aristotelia adenostomae - Hodges#1727

Moth - Aristotelia adenostomae
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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 Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Anomologinae
Genus Aristotelia
Species adenostomae (Aristotelia adenostomae - Hodges#1727)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aristotelia adenostomae Keifer, 1933 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #420640.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus.
Forewing length 4.3-6.0 mm. (2)
Wingspan 9-10 mm. (1)
Mature larva to 7.5 mm. (1)
Adult - dark gray to black, dorsal half tinged with dark reddish. (2)
California, from the Coast Range foothills around San Francisco Bay and the coastal areas to Los Angeles county and the Channel Islands. (2)
Holotype male: Crystal Lakes, San Mateo County, California, larva collected July 4, 1928 (Keifer).
Larvae feed of chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum) in spring. (2)
Print References
Keifer, H.H., 1933. California microlepidoptera VI. Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, State of California, 22(7-11): 353. (1)
Works Cited
1.California microlepidoptera VI.
Hartford H. Keifer. 1933. Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, State of California, 22(7-11): 351-365.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group