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Species Cremastobombycia solidaginis - Goldenrod Leaf Miner - Hodges#0723

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Lithocolletinae
Genus Cremastobombycia
Species solidaginis (Goldenrod Leaf Miner - Hodges#0723)
Hodges Number
0723
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cremastobombycia solidaginis (Frey & Boll, 1878)
Numbers
Five described Cremastobombycia species are found in America north of Mexico
Size
Wingspan 7-9 mm.
Range
Texas to Quebec and eastward.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Bug Guide - map of photo records submitted to the guide.
Food
Larvae feed on many species of Solidago (goldenrod) * USDA plant profile
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (1)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.