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Species Proleucoptera smilaciella - Hodges#0474

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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 Lyonetiidae (Lyonet Moths)
Subfamily Cemiostominae
Genus Proleucoptera
Species smilaciella (Proleucoptera smilaciella - Hodges#0474)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Proleucoptera smilaciella (Busck, 1900)
Leucoptera smilaciella Busck, 1900
The only species in the genus found in America north of Mexico.(1)
The original description as Leucoptera smilaciella Busck is available online in the print references below.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from May to September. (MPG)
Proleucoptera smilaciella larvae are primary host to the Chalcidoid wasps of Aprostocetus.
Print References
Busck, A. 1900. New American Tineina. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 8: 244, pl.9 fig.6.
Eastman, J.A., & A. Hansen 1992. The Book of Forest & Thicket: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America. p. 93.(2)
Eiseman, C., N. Charney & J. Carlson 2010. Tracks & Sign of Insects & Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species. p. 351.(3)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.The Book of Forest and Thicket: Trees, Shrubs, and Wildflowers of Eastern North America
John Eastman, Amelia Hansen. 1992. Stackpole Books.
3.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.