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Species Dafa formosella - Beautiful Epicallima Moth - Hodges#1048

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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 Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Dafa
Species formosella (Beautiful Epicallima Moth - Hodges#1048)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dafa formosella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Phalaena (Tinea) formosella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 (1)
Callima formosella
Epicallima formosella
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin formosus meaning "beautiful." (2)
Wingspan 12–16 mm.
Recently introduced from Europe.
Print References
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend: 140. (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p.112; pl.7.13 (3)
Works Cited
1.Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller. 1775. Augustin Bernardi, Wien. pp.323.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.