Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Elachista albidella - Hodges#1127

Unidentified  moth ?? - Elachista albidella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Elachista
No Taxon (tetragonella species group)
Species albidella (Elachista albidella - Hodges#1127)
Hodges Number
1127
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachista albidella Nylander, 1848
Biselachista albidella (Nylander, 1848)
Aphelosetia rhynchosporella Stainton, 1848
Poeciloptilia uliginosella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Size
Wingspan 9-10 mm.
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
Range
Widespread across North America and Europe.
Food
Larval hosts include Calamagrostis arundinacea
Carex sp. and many others.
Print References
Kaila, L. 1997. A revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista s. l. II. The Argentella group (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica 206: 1-93. (2)