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Species Bucculatrix ochristrigella - Hodges#0501

Bucculatrix ochristrigella
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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 Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus Bucculatrix
No Taxon (Section II (aster and mint leafminers))
Species ochristrigella (Bucculatrix ochristrigella - Hodges#0501)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix ochristrigella Braun 1910 (1), (2)
There are 103 named species of Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico. (3)
Wingspan 11-12 mm. (2)
Original description is online in PDF. (1)
Creamy white forewing has a narrow brown streak along the basal third of the costa. A basal streak extends nearly one-third of forewing length. A broader diagonal patch extends from costa to tornus being widest at the costa. Hindwings are grayish brown. Legs are grayish brown. (2)
California. (2)
Type locality: USA: California, Alameda County. (2)
Larry and Jon Turner reared the species on Madia gracilis (Sm.) D.D. Keck (grassy tarweed)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1910. New species of Tineina from California. Entomological news, and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 21: 174-175. (1), (4)
Braun, A.F. 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society. No. 18, p. 60, figs. 27, 84, 85, 85a.(2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New species of Tineina from California.
Annette F. Braun. 1910. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 21: 171-179.
2.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Entomological News- Journal available for free at Internet Archuve