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Species Ypsolopha rubrella - Hodges#2391

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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 rubrella (Ypsolopha rubrella - Hodges#2391)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ypsolopha rubrella (Dyar, 1902)
Ypsolophus rubrella (Dyar, 1902) [spelling]
Cerostoma rubrella Dyar, 1902
Ypsolopha has 36 described species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) states there are about 50 described species in North America. (Mexico, etc. included). (2)
Forewing length 7-8 mm.
The coastal California population is smaller with forewing length of 5.5-6.5 mm.(2)
The descriptions of the larva and adult as Cerostoma rubrella Dyar, is available online in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
California to British Columbia, east to Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. (1)
British Columbia records. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from April to August; longer flight period in California and Texas. (1)
Larval hosts: (2)
Berberis repens (Lindl.) G. Don (barberry) in Colorado.
Berberis nervosa (Pursh) Nutt. (Cascade barberry) in coastal California.
Mahonia trifoliolata in Edwards County, Texas - Ann Hendrickson
Adults are usually not attracted to lights.(2)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1903. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 52:
Dyar, H.G. 1903. Descriptions of the larvae of some moths from Colorado. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 25: 404.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 11.8, p. 107. (2)