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Species Anthophila alpinella - Hodges#2628

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Anthophila
Species alpinella (Anthophila alpinella - Hodges#2628)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthophila alpinella (Busck, 1904)
Hemerophila alpinella Busck, 1904
* formerly treated as a subspecies of Anthophila fabriciana. (1)
The only species in the genus in North America north of Mexico
Forewing length 5.5-6.7 mm. (1)
Northeastern United States, across southern Canada to British Columbia, south into coastal California to about San Francisco and the Rocky Mountains. (1)
Adults fly from March to early July and in September to October. (1)
Larval host Urtica sp. including Urtica dioica (stinging nettle). (1) - plant information
Life Cycle
Larvae create a shelter by crumbling new leaves and flowers. (1)
Print References
Busck, A. 1904. Tineid moths from British Columbia, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 27: 746 (2)
Hodges, R.W. et al. (editors) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E. W. Classey, London. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.122, pl.12.10f (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos of living and pinned adults.
Essig Museum of Entomology Species Lists - collection records with photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Tineid moths from British Columbia, with descriptions of new species
A. Busck. 1904. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 27: 745-778.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.