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Species Hystrichophora stygiana - Hodges#3391

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Enarmoniini
Genus Hystrichophora
Species stygiana (Hystrichophora stygiana - Hodges#3391)
Hodges Number
3391
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hystrichophora stygiana (Dyar, 1903)
Thiodia stygiana Dyar, 1903 (1)
Eucosma stygiana
Hystrichophora stygiana californiae Heinrich, 1923 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin stygius (from the River Styx) meaning "dark and gloomy, or infernal and hellish."
Size
Wingspan 25-31 mm. (1), (2)
Forewing length 10-14.5 mm. (3)
Identification
Adult - variable, nearly black to gray, light tan to whitish. (3)
Range
Powell & Opler report range from Alaska to California and Colorado. (3)
Habitat
Mountains. (3)
Food
Larvae bore in the roots of bush lupines (Lupinus). (4), (1), (3)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1903. List of Lepidoptera taken at Williams, Arizona by Messrs. Schwarz and Barber - I. Papilionoidea, Sphingoidea, Bombycoidea, Tineiodea (in part). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 5(3): 230. (1)
Works Cited
1.List of Lepidoptera taken at Williams, Arizona by Messrs. Schwarz and Barber.
Harrison G. Dyar. 1903. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 5(3): 223-235.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database