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Species Bucculatrix ceanothiella - Hodges#0576

Moth for ID - Bucculatrix ceanothiella Moth for ID - Bucculatrix ceanothiella
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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 V (ceanothus leafminers))
Species ceanothiella (Bucculatrix ceanothiella - Hodges#0576)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bucculatrix ceanothiella Braun, 1918 (1)
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet refers to the larval host plant.
The genus Bucculatrix includes more than 100 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reports a complex of species is possible with some variations in the central and southern California populations. (2)
California. (3), (2)
There are records from February to July, September and October. (4), (Essig Museum)
Powell & Opler (2009) report Ceanothus L. spp. (ceanothus). (2)
Print References
Braun, Annette F., 1918. New genera and species of Lyonetiidae (Microlepidoptera). Entomological News, and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 29: 246. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 4, fig 14; p. 58. (2)