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Species Elachista epimicta - Hodges#1081

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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 Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Elachista
No Taxon (argentella species group)
Species epimicta (Elachista epimicta - Hodges#1081 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachista epimicta Braun, 1948
Phylogenetic sequence # 031250
There are more than 140 species of the genus Elachista in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewling length 4.6-7.1 mm.
Decription of Elachista epimicta Braun, is available online in the print references.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection dates.
The flight period appears to be May through August. (1)
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.