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Species Cremastobombycia ignota - Hodges#0722

Cremastobombycia ignota Wingstem Leaf Mine [=Cremastobombycia? ignota?? or verbesinella??] ID Request - Cremastobombycia ignota Wingstem Leaf Mine [=Cremastobombycia? ignota?? or verbesinella??] ID Request - Cremastobombycia ignota Suspended cocoon in tentiform mine on wingstem - Cremastobombycia ignota Duke Forest old bridge trail leaf miner on Verbesina occidentalis D2106 adult 2020 3 - Cremastobombycia ignota Cricket Creek Tar river floodplain leaf miner on Verbesina occidentalis D3076 pupa 2021 1 - Cremastobombycia ignota Cricket Creek Tar river floodplain leaf miner on Verbesina occidentalis D3076 adult 2021 1 - Cremastobombycia ignota Penny's Bend leaf miner on Verbesina alternifolia D3925 2022 2 - 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)