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Species Cameraria diabloensis - Hodges#0817.1

Cameraria diabloensis
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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 Cameraria
Species diabloensis (Cameraria diabloensis - Hodges#0817.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cameraria diabloensis Opler & Davis, 1981 (1)
Explanation of Names
Species name diabloensis is derived from Mt Diablo which is the location of the type specimen and the suffix ensis which is the Latin word for place, locality or belonging to.(1)(2)
There are about 53 named species of Cameraria in America north of Mexico. (3)
Forewing length:(1)
male 3.3-4.1 mm
females 3.6-4.3 mm
Adult: (1)
Antennae are equal to forewing length
Dorsal of head is white
Antemedial and postmedial white bars edged with black along the costal margin.
Narrow white line extends from tornus to costa near the apex with a black patch towards outer margin
Black medial band along inner margin between the two white am/pm bars
Hindwing is uniform light gray
California (4), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Near populations of the host plant. (1)
Adults are most common from April to May, August, November. (3)
Larval host plants is Quercus chrysolepis Liebm. (canyon live oak) (1)
Print References
Opler & Davis 1981. The Leafmining Moths of the Genus Cameraria Associated with Fagaceae in California (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, vol. 333, pp. 1-58. (1)