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Species Bucculatrix quadrigemina - Hodges#0579

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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 VIII (mallow leafminers))
Species quadrigemina (Bucculatrix quadrigemina - Hodges#0579)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix quadrigemina Braun, 1918 (1)
Forewing length 3-5.5 mm. (2)
California. (3), (4)
Adults are most common from January to June; October. (4)
Larval hosts include: (2)
Alcea L. (hollyhock)
Lavatera L. (mallow)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A.F., 1918. New genera and species Lyonetiidae (Microlepidoptera). Entomological News, and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 29(7): 247. (1)
Braun, A.F., 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society. 18: 180. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 4, fig. 13; p. 58. (2)
Works Cited
1.New genera and species of Lyonetiidae (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1918. Entomological News Philadelphia 29: 245-251.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.
6.Butterflies of North America