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Species Lampronia aenescens - Hodges#0184

Lampronia aenescens
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Subfamily Lamproniinae
Genus Lampronia
Species aenescens (Lampronia aenescens - Hodges#0184 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lampronia aenescens (Walsingham, 1888) (1)
Tanysaccus aenescens (Walsingham, 1888) (2)
Incurvaria aenescens Walsingham, 1888 (3)
Wingspan: 10.5-13.5 mm
The adults are small, slender moths with narrow, pale brown to pale yellow forewings (females lighter) and grey hindwings (Davis 1978, Pellmyr 2000). Antennae 27-28 segmented, ocelli absent, maxillary palpi usually 4-segmented and labial palpi 3-segmented (Davis 1978).
The larval hostplant is Common Wild Rose (Rosa woodsii) (Pellmyr 2000).
This species may be conspecific with sublustris, since there do no appear to be any distinguishing traits between the two (Pellmyr 2000).
Works Cited
1.The first southern hemisphere prodoxid and the phylogeny of the Incurvarioidea (Lepidoptera)
E.S., Nielsen; D.R., Davis. 1985. Systematic Entomology 10(3): 307–322.
2.Two new genera of North American Incurvariine (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae)
Donald R. Davis. 1978. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 54: 147-153.
3.Insect Life
Thomas de Grey, 6th Baron Walsingham. 1888. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1(5): 146-47.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems