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Species Tallula fieldi - Hodges#5594

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Tallula
Species fieldi (Tallula fieldi - Hodges#5594)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tallula fieldi Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Explanation of Names
Specific name is in honor of the collector, G. H. Field.
There are five Tallula species in America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 7.5-10 mm.(1)
The original description of Tallula fieldi Barnes & McDunnough, is available online in the print references below.
Southern California. (2)
Adults fly May to August.(1)
Larval hosts include: Cupressaceae (1)
Cupressus sargenti (Sargent's cypress)
Cupressus macrocarpa (Monterey cypress), on Santa Catalina Island.
Life Cycle
The larvae live in webs. (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W., & J. McDunnough, 1913. New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 162.
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, p. 188, pl. 25.9.(1)