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Species Decantha stonda - Hodges#1045

mating concealer moths - Decantha stonda - male - female Decantha stonda concealer moth - Decantha stonda Moth - Decantha stonda Family Oecophoridae -  - Decantha stonda Decantha stonda Decantha stonda Twirler Moth - Decantha stonda
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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 Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Decantha
Species stonda (Decantha stonda - Hodges#1045)
Hodges Number
1045
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Decantha stonda Hodges, 1974
* phylogenetic sequence #030075
Size
Forewing length 4-6.5 mm. (1)
Range
British Columbia to California, west to Arizona, north to Wyoming. (1)
Habitat
Primarily coniferous forests but also along the coast. (1)
Food
Have been reared from sporophores of Hypoxylon on dead oak, pine bark, and Cryptoporus volvatus on lodgepole pine. (1)
See Also
Decantha tistra, known from northern Arizona, averages larger with darker markings, particularly along the costa. (1)
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2: 108, pl.7.8-9 (2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.