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Species Agnippe abdita - Hodges#1768

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Agnippe
Species abdita (Agnippe abdita - Hodges#1768)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agnippe abdita (Braun, 1925) (1)
Evippe abdita Braun, 1925 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #420691.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin for "secret, hidden". (3)
Wingspan 8.5-9.0 mm (Braun, 1925).
Utah, Arizona, and all of California. (4)
Male type specimens reared from larvae found on curl-leaf mountain mahogany from Logan, Cache County, Utah; type female collected on Mt. Baldy, San Bernardino County, California (9 July).
Larvae active during March in southern California, June in eastern California and Utah. (4)
Braun reported the host as curl-leaf mountain mahogany (Cerocarpus ledifolius) and Powell & Opler add alderleaf mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus montanus). (4)
Life Cycle
The larva spins a web on host plant, usually from a small side shoot to the underside of a larger leaf, then mine the leaf from under the web. Pupae make thin silken cocoons (Braun, 1925).
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1925. Microlepidoptera of northern Utah. Transaction of the American Entomological Society 51(3): 190 (access) (2)
Lee, Sangmi & R.L. Brown 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 1818: 1–55 (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl.7.42m, p.86 (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Sangmi Lee & Richard L. Brown (2008). 2008. Zootaxa 1818: 1–55 .
2.Microlepidoptera of Northern Utah
Braun, Annette. 1925. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 51(3), 183-226.
3.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group