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Species Hypoplesia dietziella - Hodges#0321

Hypoplesia dietziella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Hypoplesia
Species dietziella (Hypoplesia dietziella - Hodges#0321)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypoplesia dietziella Busck, 1913 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Dr. William G. Dietz (1848-1932), "who very recently revised the very difficult group to which this species belongs." (2) Born in Germany, he emigrated to the United States after the Franco-Prussian War. Dietz was a physician and amateur entomologist, specializing in beetles, especially weevils, but also in lepidoptera.
Hypoplesia includes two species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Wingspan 16-20 mm. (1)
The original description is available online in the print references below.
California to Washington. (4)
Adults are most common from June to August.
Print References
Busck, A. 1913. New California Microlepidoptera. Journal of Entomology and Zoology. 5: 101. (1)
Works Cited
1.New Californian Microlepidoptera
August Busck. 1913. Journal of Entomology and Zoology 5: 96-102 .
2.New North American Tortricidæ and Tineina
W. D. Kearfott. 1908. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 16: 167-188.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List