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Species Bucculatrix longula - Hodges#0489

Bucculatrix longula - Hodges #0489 - Bucculatrix longula Bucculatrix longula - Hodges#0489 - Bucculatrix longula
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus Bucculatrix
No Taxon (Section I (aster gallmakers and stemborers))
Species longula (Bucculatrix longula - Hodges#0489)
Hodges Number
0489
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix longula Braun, 1963 (1)
Numbers
The genus Bucculatrix includes more than 100 named species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length 5-5.5 mm.(2)
Identification
The original description is available in PDF or view online in the print references below. (1)
Range
Possibly restricted to western North America.
Scattered records from eastern California, Utah, Washington, and Texas. (3), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Food
Larvae have been reared on Helianthus annuus L. (sunflower). (2)
Life Cycle
The larvae are a gall-causing species, and the group is known as "ribbed cocoon makers". The cocoons have lengthwise ribs. (2)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A. 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera). American Entomological Society 18: 45. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 4.1, p. 57.(2)