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Species Nites betulella - Black-dotted Birch Leaftier Moth - Hodges#0944

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Depressariidae
Subfamily Depressariinae
Genus Nites
Species betulella (Black-dotted Birch Leaftier Moth - Hodges#0944)
Hodges Number
0944
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nites betulella (Busck, 1902)
Range
New Brunswick to eastern Quebec, south to Maine. (1)
Season
April to October in Maine (2)
Alberta August to September. (3)
Food
The larvae feed on white birch and hophornbeam. (4)
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 80; pl. 5.19-21. (5)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
4.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
5.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.