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Species Tridentaforma fuscoleuca - Hodges#0195

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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tridentaforma fuscoleuca (Braun, 1923) (1)
Lampronia fuscoleuca (Braun, 1923 (1)
The only described species in the genus. (2), (1)
Future study may reveal a larger species complex. (3), (1)
Forewing 8.5-10.5 mm. (3), (1)
Forewing is shiny with a slight purple sheen. (3)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Sierra Nevada north to Mt. Shasta. (5), (3)
Adults fly from March to April in the foothills and June at higher elevations. (3)
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)