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Species Argyresthia thoracella - Hodges#2480

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 Argyresthiidae (Shiny Head-Standing Moths)
Genus Argyresthia
Species thoracella (Argyresthia thoracella - Hodges#2480)
Hodges Number
2480
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyresthia thoracella Busck, 1907 (1)
Numbers
Argyresthia has more than 53 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan about 9 mm. (1)
Identification
The original description of Argyresthia thoracella Busck, is available online in the print references below. (1)
Range
Eastern California, Nevada to Oklahoma. (3), (4)
The species was originally described from northern Arizona. (3)
Habitat
Areas of juniper growth. (3)
Season
The few confirmed records are from May and August.
Food
Larvae are associated with Juniperus sp. (juniper). (3)
Remarks
This could be a complex of species. (3)
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. Revision of the American moths of the genus Argyresthia. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 32: 9, pl. 4, fig. 2. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 11.27, p. 106. (3)
Internet References
Essig Museum of Entomology (specimen collected by Jerry Powell, May 30, 1999, California, Siskiyou County, Big Springs)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the American moths of the genus Argyresthia.
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 32: 5-24, pl.4-5.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)