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Species Elachista epimicta - Hodges#1081

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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 Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Elachista
No Taxon (argentella species group)
Species epimicta (Elachista epimicta - Hodges#1081 )
Hodges Number
1081
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachista epimicta Braun, 1948
Phylogenetic sequence # 031250
Numbers
There are more than 140 species of the genus Elachista in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewling length 4.6-7.1 mm.
Identification
Decription of Elachista epimicta Braun, is available online in the print references.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Range
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection dates.
Season
The flight period appears to be May through August. (1)
Food
Larval hosts include:
Eastern bottlebrush grass, Hystrix patula
Rye, Elymus sp.
Life Cycle
Larva are leaf miners.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A. 1948. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society. 13: 34
Kaila, L. 1997. A revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista s. l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica 206: 1-93.