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Species Bucculatrix montana - Hodges#0486

Bucculatrix montana
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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 montana (Bucculatrix montana - Hodges#0486)
Hodges Number
0486
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix montana Braun, 1920
Identification
"... from termen just before apex a streak of blackish fuscous scales, in line with the axis of the wing, extends to the tip of the apical cilia; from beyond middle of dorsum..." (1)
Species-level identification of any Bucculatrix is very difficult and usually requires DNA and/or dissection to confirm. All species-level identifications on BugGuide, without expert analysis including DNA and dissection, should be considered tentative, at best. Bob Patterson is conducting a review of this genus at the Moth Photographers Group with help from Terry Harrison and other experts. Every attempt will be made on BugGuide to align our taxonomy with the MPG which may require some previously submitted images to be moved back to genus. (Randy Hardy, in consult with Bob Patterson and Steve Nanz, May 2011)
See Also
Bucculatrix solidaginiella has a dark line of scales from the middle of the outer margin to the apex and is at a greater angle to the axis of the wing.
Print References
Braun, A.F., 1920. New species of Lyonetiidae (Microlepidoptera). Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 31(3): 77
Braun, 1963. Mem. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 18: 41. (1)