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Species Phyllonorycter leucothorax - Hodges#0826

Cameraria leucothorax - Phyllonorycter leucothorax
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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 Phyllonorycter
Species leucothorax (Phyllonorycter leucothorax - Hodges#0826)
Hodges Number
0826
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithocolletis leucothorax Walsingham 1907 (1)
Cameraria leucothorax (Walsingham 1907) [Davis 1983]
Phyllonorycter leucothorax (Walsingham 1907) [Eiseman & Davis 2020]
Size
Wingspan about 8.5 mm. (1)
Range
California to Oregon. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Food
Larval hosts include
Quercus (oak).
This specimen was reared on Quercus chrysolepis.
Print References
Walsingham, L. 1907. Descriptions of new North American Tineid, with generic table of the family Blastobasidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 33: 223. (1)
Eiseman, Charles S. and Donald R. Davis. 2020. Wrong side of the leaf: assigning some Lithocolletinae species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) to their proper genera. Zootaxa 4751(2): 201–237.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new North American tineid moths, with a generic table of the family Blastobasidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 33(1567): 197-228.
2.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List