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Species Cremastobombycia ignota - Hodges#0722

Leaf mine - Cremastobombycia ignota Leaf mine - Cremastobombycia ignota Cremastobombycia ignota Blotch mine of wild Helianthus annuus - Cremastobombycia ignota Wingstem Leaf Mine [=Cremastobombycia? ignota?? or verbesinella??] ID Request - Cremastobombycia ignota moth from a small Helianthus annuus mine - Cremastobombycia ignota moth from a small Helianthus annuus mine - Cremastobombycia ignota moth from a small Helianthus annuus mine - Cremastobombycia ignota
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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 ignota (Cremastobombycia ignota - Hodges#0722)
Hodges Number
0722
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cremastobombycia ignota (Frey & Boll, 1873)
Lithocolletis ignota Frey & Boll, 1873 (1)
Size
Wingspan is 6.5-7.5 mm. (1)
Identification
Revised description by Braun as Lithocolletis ignota Frey & Boll, is in PDF. (1)
Range
Scattered records in the eastern United States from Texas to Maine. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Larvae are leaf miners and are found on the underside of the leaf.
Season
Collection records of adults are mostly from February to August. (2)
Food
Larval hosts include:
Daisy, Elephantopus
Sunflowers, Helianthus
See Also
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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A. 1908. Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 34: 353. (1)