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Species Ypsolopha cervella - Hodges#2372

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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 Ypsolophidae
Genus Ypsolopha
Species cervella (Ypsolopha cervella - Hodges#2372)
Hodges Number
2372
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ypsolopha cervella (Walsingham, 1881)
Cerostoma cervella Walsingham, 1881 (1)
Cerostoma electropa Meyrick, 1914 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "deer-like" for the "pale fawn-colour." (1)
Ypsolopha cervella (Walsingham, 1881) includes as a synonym Ypsolopha electropa (Meyrick, 1914) (Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023)(3).
Size
Forewing length 7-9 mm. (4)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
From British Columbia to southern California. (4)
Season
Adults fly May to early October. (4)
Food
Oaks. (4)
Print References
Walsingham, T. de Grey. 1881. On some North-American Tineidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1881: 307; Pl.35, f.8. (1)
Works Cited
1.On some North-American Tineidae.
Lord Walsingham. 1881. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1881: 301-324, Pl.35,36.
2.Exotic Microlepidoptera, volumes 1-5, 1912-1937. (1969 reprint)
J. F. Gates Clarke, Edward Meyrick, T. B. Bainbrigge-Fletcher, J. T. Janse. 1969. E. W. Classey Ltd.
3.Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.). 2023. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.