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Species Scythris eboracensis - Hodges#1655

Scythris eboracensis - Hodges #1655 - Scythris eboracensis
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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 Scythris
Species eboracensis (Scythris eboracensis - Hodges#1655)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scythris eboracensis (Zeller, 1855)
Butalis eboracensis Zeller, 1855
Wingspan about 10 mm.
Clemens described the sheen as yellowish.
Forewings are black and tinged with violet. (1)
Scattered records across southern Canada and eastern United States.
Northern Rocky Mountain states.
Adults appear to be most common from June to September. (2)
Larval host plants reported include,
Acacia farnesiana [Texas]
Cirsium Mill. (thistle) [Maine]
Print References
Comstock, J.H. 1949. An Introduction to Entomology, 9th edition, 631. (1)
Procter, W., Blake, C.H., & C.W. Johnson 1927. Biological survey of the Mount Desert Region, conducted by William Procter. Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Mount Desert Island, Maine, 320.
Zeller, P.C. 1855. Die Arten der Gattung Butalis. Linnaea entomologica 10: 205
Works Cited
1.An Introduction to Entomology
John Henry Comstock. 1933. The Comstock publishing Co.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group