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Species Acalyptris lotella - Hodges#0114.1

Nepticuloidea IMG_6428 - Acalyptris lotella cf. Acalyptris lotella - Acalyptris lotella 114.1 - Acalyptris lotella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Acalyptris
Species lotella (Acalyptris lotella - Hodges#0114.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acalyptris lotella (Wagner, 1987)
Microcalyptris lotella Wagner, 1987
* phylogenetic sequence #003350
Explanation of Names
Specific name lotella from the genus of the host plant (Lotus).
Forewing length 2-3.5 mm. (1)
Found in California.
Holotype - Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, Contra Costa County, California (Larva collected 15 March 1985, emerged 14 April 1985).
Larvae feed in serpentine mines in the new stems of common deerweed (Lotus scoparius). (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.38, pl.1.14f (1)
Wagner, D.L. 1987. A new Microcalyptris species from California (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae). The Pan-Pacific entomologist 63(3): 278-283
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.