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Species Melanocinclis lineigera - Hodges#1503

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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 Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Cosmopteriginae
Genus Melanocinclis
Species lineigera (Melanocinclis lineigera - Hodges#1503)
Hodges Number
1503
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanocinclis lineigera Hodges, 1962 (1)
Size
Wingspan 6-7 mm. (2)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD).
Range
New Jersey to Florida and Texas. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Season
Adults are most common from April to September. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported adults from February to May, and September to October in Florida. (4)
Food
Larvae feed on the cones of Pinus sp. (4)
Pinus elliottii Engelm. (slash pine)
Pinus taeda L. (loblolly pine)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1962. A revision of the Cosmopterigidae of America north of Mexico, with a definition of the Momphidae and Walshiidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Entomologica Americana 42: 1-171. (1)
Hodges, R.W., 1978. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1. E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 42; pl. 3.21. (6)