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Species Choreutis diana - Diana's Choreutis Moth - Hodges#2651

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Choreutoidea (Metalmark Moths)
Family Choreutidae (Metalmark Moths)
Subfamily Choreutinae
Genus Choreutis
Species diana (Diana's Choreutis Moth - Hodges#2651)
Hodges Number
2651
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choreutis diana (Hübner, 1819)
Phylogenetic sequence #082800
Size
wingspan 14–18 mm.
Identification
Adult: FW mottled, often with some green or bluish-green visible ● AM black, strongly jagged, broadest at costa, shadowed distally by pale greenish to white ● Median area is pale to dark olive/olive brown ● PM black, often only visible as two sharp black teeth ● PM area is mottled cream with brown to olive ● ST black and sometimes very distinct ● Terminal line is usually reddish brown with a thin dark brown outer border ● Fringe is pale greyish with dark brown at the anal angle, middle, and apex
Range
North America and Europe. Considered native.
Food
larvae feed on Alnus rubra, Alnus incana, Betula papyrifera, Populus balsamifera, Salix and Prunus species
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens