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Species Coelopoeta phaceliae - Hodges#1076.1

Coelopoeta phaceliae
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Pterolonchidae
Genus Coelopoeta
Species phaceliae (Coelopoeta phaceliae - Hodges#1076.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coelopoeta phaceliae Kaila, 1995
* phylogenetic sequence #030975
Explanation of Names
Specific name phaceliae from the host plant genus Phacelia.
Forewing length 4.5-6 mm. (1)
Known only from the northern half of California. (2), (1), (3)
Larvae present in leaf mines April to May in coastal areas, late May to early July in the mountains. (3)
Larvae are leaf miners and have been reared on silverleaf phacelia (Phacelia hastata), California phacelia (P. californica), tall phacelia (P. procera) and changeable phacelia (P. mutabilis). (1), (3)
Print References
Kaila, L. 1995. A review of Coelopoeta (Elachistidae), with descriptions of two new species. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): p.171-178, f.5-8 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A review of Coelopoeta (Elachistidae), with descriptions of two new species.
Lauri Kaila. 1995. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): 171-178.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.