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Species Paraleucoptera albella - Cottonwood Leafminer Moth - Hodges#0475

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Lyonetiidae (Lyonet Moths)
Subfamily Cemiostominae
Genus Paraleucoptera
Species albella (Cottonwood Leafminer Moth - Hodges#0475)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paraleucoptera albella (Chambers, 1871)
Cemiostoma albella Chambers, 1871
There are two species of the genus Paraleucoptera listed for America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Eastern North America; California to British Columbia. (3), (2)
Holotype ♂, Kentucky, USNM (National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC).
The main flight period is March to September. (2)
The larvae are leaf miners on Populus deltoides (cottonwood) (Salicaceae).
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1871. A new species of Cemiostoma. The Canadian Entomologist, 3: 23.
Chambers, V.T.,1871. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 3(11): 209.
Chambers, V.T., 1878. Tineina and their food-plants. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territory, 4: 122.
Eiseman, C. & N. Charney, 2010. Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates. Stackpole Books. p. 353. preview. (4)