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Species Elachista albidella - Hodges#1127

Unidentified  moth ?? - Elachista albidella
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachista albidella Nylander, 1848
Biselachista albidella (Nylander, 1848)
Aphelosetia rhynchosporella Stainton, 1848
Poeciloptilia uliginosella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Wingspan 9-10 mm.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
Widespread across North America and Europe.
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)