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Species Zelleria haimbachi - Pine Needle Sheathminer Moth - Hodges#2427

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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 Yponomeutidae (Ermine Moths)
Subfamily Yponomeutinae
Genus Zelleria
Species haimbachi (Pine Needle Sheathminer Moth - Hodges#2427)
Hodges Number
2427
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zelleria haimbachi Busck, 1915 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #360023
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Frank Haimbach who reared the specimens. (1) Haimbachia Dyar, 1909 and Gypsonoma haimbachiana (Kearfott, 1907) are also named for him.
Size
Wingspan about 12 mm. (1)
Forewing length 7.5-9.0 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Larva - slender, dull green with faint dorsolateral stripes. (2)
Range
Transcontinental, across Canada and the coniferous forests of the western United States. (2)
Food
Larval hosts are conifers, prefer ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi). (2)
Print References
Busck, A. 1915. Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 17(2): 91. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera.
August Busck. 1915. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 17(2): 79-94.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.