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Species Euceratia securella - Hodges#2352

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Ypsolophidae
Genus Euceratia
Species securella (Euceratia securella - Hodges#2352)
Hodges Number
2352
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euceratia securella Walsingham, 1881
Numbers
There are two named species of the genus Euceratia in America north of Mexico.
Size
The forewing length is 8.5-11 mm. (1)
Identification
The original description is available in the print references below.
Range
Southern Washington to San Diego and Santa Cruz Island. (2), (1)
Habitat
Foothill canyons. (1)
Season
The adults are most common during the months of March to July, with records through September in coastal areas. (3), (1)
Food
The larval host plants are thought to be Lonicera (honeysuckle), and Symphoricarpos (snowberry). (1)
Life Cycle
The larva are leaf tiers. (1)
See Also
Euceratia castella is smaller and the range overlaps with Euceratia securella. (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 11.15, p. 108.(1)
Walsingham, L. 1881. On some North American Tineidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 311.