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Species Ellabella melanoclista - Hodges#2349

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Carposinoidea (Fruitworm Moths)
Family Copromorphidae (Tropical Fruitworm Moths)
Genus Ellabella
Species melanoclista (Ellabella melanoclista - Hodges#2349)
Hodges Number
2349
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ellabella melanoclista (Meyrick, 1927)
Probolacma melanoclista Meyrick, 1927 (1)
Numbers
There are 4 named species of Ellabella in America north of Mexico. (2), (3), (4)
Size
Forewing length: (4)
♂ 9.6-11.2 mm.
♀ 10-11.2 mm.
Identification
Original description is online as Probolacma melanoclista Meyrick. (1), (362)
Range
Southern California(5) to Texas(6). (2), (4)
Most likely found in the juniper woodlands of northern Mexico. (4)
Type locality: USA: Texas, Brewster Co., @ 5,000' elevation. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records are from January to May, and August. (2)
Food
Immature stages and host plant unknown. (4)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Heppner, 1984. Revision of the Oriental and Nearctic genus Ellabella (Lepidoptera: Copromorphidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 23 (1): 61
Meyrick, E. 1927. Probolacma melanoclista. Exotic Microlepidoptera. 3: (362), (1)
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