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Genus Euclemensia

Illinois  Data Point - Euclemensia bassettella Kermes Scale Moth? - Euclemensia bassettella 1467 - Euclemensia bassettella - Kermes Scale Moth  - Euclemensia bassettella Unknown micromoth - Euclemensia bassettella Unknown Moth - Euclemensia bassettella Moth - Euclemensia bassettella Kermes Scale Moth - Hodges #1467  - Euclemensia bassettella Euclemensia bassettella - Kermes Scale Moth - Euclemensia bassettella
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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 Antequerinae
Genus Euclemensia
Numbers
2 species in North America listed at All-Leps; a third, Euclemensia barksdalensis Lee and Brown, was described in 2011 from Louisiana.
Size
wingspan 9-14 mm
Range
E. bassettella: Texas to Florida, north to New England, southern Ontario, and Minnesota
E. schwarziella: Arizona to Texas
Habitat
on or near oak trees infected with scale insects which the larvae feed on; adults are nocturnal and come to light
Season
adults of E. bassettella fly from May to September
Food
larvae are internal parasitites of scale insects that live on oak
Internet References
live adult images of Euclemensia bassettella plus description, flight season, larval food (Henderson State U., Arkansas)
20 pinned adult images of E. bassettella, plus collection site map (All-Leps)
presence in Arizona of E. schwarziella, plus larval host (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Texas of E. schwarziella plus location and date [search on genus Euclemensia] (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)