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Species Decantha stonda - Hodges#1045

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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Decantha stonda Hodges, 1974
* phylogenetic sequence #030075
Forewing length 4-6.5 mm. (1)
British Columbia to California, west to Arizona, north to Wyoming. (1)
Primarily coniferous forests but also along the coast. (1)
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.