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Species Bucculatrix ivella - Hodges#0517

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Classification
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 II (aster and mint leafminers))
Species ivella (Bucculatrix ivella - Hodges#0517)
Hodges Number
0517
Explanation of Names
Author: Busck, 1900
Food
Larvae feed on Baccharis halimifolia.(1)
Remarks
One of two species, the other being Aristotelia ivae, described by Busck (1900) from material reared by Harrison Dyar and named for the supposed host plant, Iva frutescens. Both in fact feed on Baccharis halimifolia, which is superfically similar to I. frutescens and often cooccurs with it in salt marshes.
Print References
Busck, A., 1900. New species of moths in the superfamily Tineina from Florida. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 23: 243.(2)
Works Cited
1.Host Specificity And Biology Of Bucculatrix ivella Bucsck, A Potential Biological Control Agent For Baccharis halimifolia
W. A. Palmer and G. Diatloff. 1987. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 41(1), 23-28.
2.New species of moths in the superfamily Tineina from Florida.
August Busck. 1900. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 23: 225-254.