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Species Lithariapteryx abroniaeella - Hodges#2510

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Heliodinidae (Sun Moths)
Genus Lithariapteryx
Species abroniaeella (Lithariapteryx abroniaeella - Hodges#2510)
Hodges Number
2510
Explanation of Names
Lithariapteryx abroniaeella Chambers, 1876
* phylogenetic sequence #078650
Size
Forewing length 2.8-5 mm (Powell, 1991).(1)
Range
Colorado, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, and deserts of California (Powell, 1991).(1)
Habitat
Sandy arid, riverine, and seacoast dunes (Powell, 1991).(1)
Food
Larval hosts are species of sand verbena (Abronia) and four o'clock (Mirabilis) (Powell, 2009).(2)
Print References
Powell, J. A. 1991. A review of Lithariapteryx (Heliodinidae), with description of an elegant new species from coastal sand dunes in California. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(2): 89-104
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl.11.36f, p.110
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A review of Lithariapteryx (Heliodinidae) with description of an elegant new species from the coastal sand dunes in California.
Jerry A. Powell. 1991. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(2): 89-104.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.