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Species Cauchas simpliciella - Hodges#0216

Cauchas simpliciella? - Cauchas simpliciella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Adelidae (Fairy Moths)
Subfamily Adelinae
Genus Cauchas
Species simpliciella (Cauchas simpliciella - Hodges#0216)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cauchas simpliciella (Walsingham, 1880) (1)
Adela simpliciella Walsingham, 1880
Cauchas was formerly subgenus of the genus Adela
Wingspan about 10 mm.
The original description as Adela simpliciella Walsingham, is available online in the print references below.
Forewing dark bronze to bright purplish with orange head.
California to British Columbia and Montana. (2), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from February to July. (2), (3)
Larval hosts include: (2)
Erysimum L. (wallflowers)
Arabis L. (rockcress)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 41, Pl. 2.4.(2)
Walsingham, 1880. On some new and little known species of Tineidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, p. 81.
Works Cited
1.A Synopsis of Nearctic Adelid Moths, with Descriptions of New Species (Incurvariidae)
Jerry A. Powell. 1969. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 23(4): 211-240.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group