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Species Wockia asperipunctella - Hodges#2415.1

Lacy cocoon/shell - Wockia asperipunctella? - Wockia asperipunctella larva? - Wockia asperipunctella Wockia asperipunctella Wockia asperipunctella Wockia asperipunctella Wockia asperipunctella Net structure made from hair or silk with a larva inside - Wockia asperipunctella Insecta sp. - Wockia asperipunctella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Urodoidea (False Burnet Moths)
Family Urodidae (False Burnet Moths)
Genus Wockia
Species asperipunctella (Wockia asperipunctella - Hodges#2415.1)
Hodges Number
2415.1
Explanation of Names
Author: Bruand, 1852
Size
WS≈18mm
Identification
Adult: FW grey with groups of raised scales at ⅓ from the base and additional black dots scattered on the wing. HW grey, in male with a yellowish hairpencil in the base below the folded anterior margin. Although it lacks striking pattern and coloration, the groups of raised scales in the FW makes it easy to recognize.
Range
Europe, Canada, and the northeastern US.
Season
Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides).
Life Cycle
Print References
Landry, Jean-François. 1998. ADDITIONAL NEARCTIC RECORDS OF WOCKIA ASPERIPUNCTELLA, WITH NOTES ON ITS DISTRIBUTION AND STRUCTURAL VARIATION (LEPIDOPTERA : URODIDAE). HOLARCTIC LEPIDOPTERA 5(l): 9-13