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Species Phyllonorycter deserticola - Hodges#0748.1

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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 Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Lithocolletinae
Genus Phyllonorycter
No Taxon (Salicaceae-feeding species)
Species deserticola (Phyllonorycter deserticola - Hodges#0748.1 )
Hodges Number
0748.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyllonorycter deserticola Davis & Deschka, 2001 (1)
Explanation of Names
Davis & Deschka (2001) stated " The specific name is derived from the Latin desertum (a waste place) and cola (dwelling in), in reference to the general habitat of this species." (1)
Numbers
There are more than sixty species of the genus Phyllonorycter in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Davis & Deschka (2001) reported the forewing length as 2.8-3.5 mm. (1)
Identification
Davis & Deschka (2001) description of the adults, including the genitalia, and the immature stages is available in PDF. (1)
Genitalia dissection is usually needed to confirm species in this family. (3)
Range
California and Utah to Colorado and western Texas; Mexico. (4), (1)
Season
Davis & Deschka (2001) reported the flight period as late July to early October. (1)
Food
Davis & Deschka (2001) reported the larvae are leaf miners of the following. (1)
Populus fremontii S. Wats.
P. deltoides wislizenni S. Wats.
P. x parryi (P. fremontii x trichocarpa)
Populus sp.
Life Cycle
Davis & Deschka (2001) provides a detailed description of the life cycle. (1)
Remarks
Davis & Deschka (2001) listed the following wasps that are known to parasitize the larvae of Phyllonorycter deserticola. (1)
Sympiesis marylandensis Girault
Print References
Davis & Deschka, 2001. Biology and systematics of the North American Phyllonorycter leafminers on Salicaceae, with a synoptic catalog of the Palearctic. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 14: 29; figs. 20, 20, 137-160, 242-244, 429, 430; map 3, (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 3, fig. 31; p. 56. (3)