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Species Bucculatrix albertiella - Oak-ribbed Skeletonizer - Hodges#0550

Oak-ribbed Skeletonizer Moth - Bucculatrix albertiella - Bucculatrix albertiella Oak Ribbed Skeletonizer Cocoon - Bucculatrix albertiella Oak Ribbed Skeletonizer Larva - Bucculatrix albertiella Oak Ribbed Skeletonizer Larva - Bucculatrix albertiella
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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 IV (oak and birch family leafminers))
Species albertiella (Oak-ribbed Skeletonizer - Hodges#0550)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix albertiella Busck, 1910 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 016125
Wingspan 8 mm. (2)
Original description is online in PDF. (1)
California to Washington. (2), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Coastal valleys in close association with Querus agrifolia Née (California live oak) (2)
Most records are from February through October. (3)
Larval host is Querus agrifolia (California live oak) (2)
Print References
Powell, J.A., and P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 4.10f, 4.11m; p. 57.(4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New Microlepidoptera from New Mexico and California and a synoptic table of the North American species of Heliodines (Stainton)
August Busck. 1910. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 11: 175-188.
2.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.