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Species Cameraria mediodorsella - Hodges#0829

Cameraria mediodorsella
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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 Cameraria
Species mediodorsella (Cameraria mediodorsella - Hodges#0829)
Hodges Number
0829
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cameraria mediodorsella (Braun, 1908) (1)
Lithocolletis mediodorsella Braun, 1908 (2)
Numbers
There are about 53 species of Cameraria in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Forewing length: (1), (2)
females 2.5-4.1 mm
males 2.8-4.3 mm.
Identification
Forewing:
Orange-brown ground color with the basal area of the inner margin edged in white.
Antemedial white bar along costa.
Postmedial white spot along costa.
Broken white line extending from tornus to near apex at the costa.
A patch of black scales in the median area extending from costa towards inner margin.

Identical to Cameraria jacintoensis but can be separated by the larval host. (link to photo below)
Range
California (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records of adults are from February to March; June; September to October. (3)
Food
Larval host is California black oak, Quercus kelloggii Newberry.
The non-native Q. suber has become a host.(1)
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. 335. (2)
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