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Species Mompha bottimeri - Bottimer's Mompha Moth - Hodges#1429

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Momphidae (Momphid Moths)
Subfamily Momphinae
Genus Mompha
Species bottimeri (Bottimer's Mompha Moth - Hodges#1429)
Hodges Number
1429
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mompha bottimeri Busck, 1940 (1)
Explanation of Names
The species is named in honor of L. J. Bottimer.
Numbers
Mompha includes more than 40 species in America north of Mexico.
Size
Wingspan 9-11 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
Florida to South Carolina and Mississippi. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Maine record on Moth Photographers Group? (2)
Season
Adults are most common from April to October. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported adults in February and from April to November in Florida. (5)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the larvae feed on the seeds of Helianthemun spp. (Cistaceae).
Helianthemun corumbosum Michx. (pine barren frostweed). (5)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Bottimer, L.J. 1942. Brief notes on two recently described species of Mompha (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 41(1): 48.
Busck, A. 1940. Notes on North American microlepidoptera with descriptions of new genera and species. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science. 39: 87. (1)