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Species Cameraria serpentinensis - Hodges#0836.3

Cameraria serpentinensis
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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 serpentinensis (Cameraria serpentinensis - Hodges#0836.3)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cameraria serpentinensis Opler & Davis, 1981 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 024125
There are about 53 species of Cameraria in America north of Mexico. (2)
Adult: (1)
Similar to Cameraria mediodorsella except less heavily marked.
Inner margin has white edge along the entire length.
Antemedial and postmedial white bars along costa and these are edged outwardly in black.
Postmedial white spot is absent.
Antemedial white slash extending inwardly from costal margin.
California (3), (1), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults appear to be most common from March to May. (2)
Larval hosts include:(1)
Quercus durata Jeps. (leather oak)
Q. dumosa Nutt. (coastal sage scrub oak)
Q. douglasii Hook. & Arn. (blue oak)
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, p. 28. (1)
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