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Species Elachista cucullata - Hodges#1124

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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 (tetragonella species group)
Species cucullata (Elachista cucullata - Hodges#1124)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Author: Braun, 1921
Ohio, Pennsylvania, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland; the taxonomic status of the California population is uncertain (Kaila 1996).
Larvae are leafminers in several narrow-leaved spp of Carex, especially C. jamesii, according to Braun (1921).
Print References
Braun, Annette F. 1921. Notes on microlepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Entomological News 32:8-18.
Kaila, Lauri. 1996. Revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista I. The tetragonella group (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 27(2):217-238.
Internet References