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Species Rhamphura altisierrae - Hodges#1649

Rhamphura altisierrae - Hodges #1649 - Rhamphura altisierrae Rhamphura altisierrae
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Scythrididae (Flower Moths)
Genus Rhamphura
Species altisierrae (Rhamphura altisierrae - Hodges#1649)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhamphura altisierrae (Keifer(1), 1937)
Scythris altisierrae Keifer, 1937
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 6.7-7 mm. (2)
Keifer (1937) reported the larva mature to 10-12 mm. (3)
California. (2), Montana
Powell & Opler (2009) list one larval host plant of Solanum xantii A. Gray (chaparral nightshade). (2)
Print References
Keifer, H.H. 1937. California microlepidoptera XI. Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, State of California 26(2): 186-188; pl. 5 (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 79; pl. 6, fig. 38. (2)
Works Cited
1.Hartford H. Keifer - pioneer California microlepidopterist
Jerry A Powell. 1990. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 44(4): 273-284.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.California microlepidoptera XI
H.H Keifer. 1937. Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, State of California, 26(2): 186-188.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems