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Species Tridentaforma fuscoleuca - Hodges#0195

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Tridentaformidae
Genus Tridentaforma
Species fuscoleuca (Tridentaforma fuscoleuca - Hodges#0195)
Hodges Number
0195
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tridentaforma fuscoleuca (Braun, 1923) (1)
Lampronia fuscoleuca (Braun, 1923 (1)
Numbers
The only described species in the genus. (2), (1)
Future study may reveal a larger species complex. (3), (1)
Size
Forewing 8.5-10.5 mm. (3), (1)
Identification
Forewing is shiny with a slight purple sheen. (3)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Sierra Nevada north to Mt. Shasta. (5), (3)
Season
Adults fly from March to April in the foothills and June at higher elevations. (3)
Food
Associated with manzanita (Arctostaphylos). (3)
Life Cycle
Unknown but larvae probably develop in the seed. (3)
Print References
Davis, D.R., 1978. Two new genera of North American Incurvariine (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 54. p. 150; figs. 2, 4, 7-8, 13-16, 19. (1)
Powell, J.A., and P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 1, fig. 26; p. 41. (3)