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Species Eriocraniella aurosparsella - Hodges#0007

Eriocraniella aurosparsella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Eriocranioidea (Eriocraniid Moths)
Family Eriocraniidae (Eriocraniid Moths)
Genus Eriocraniella
Species aurosparsella (Eriocraniella aurosparsella - Hodges#0007)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eriocraniella aurosparsella (Walsingham, 1880)
Micropteryx aurosparsella Walsingham, 1880
There are species of the genus Eriocraniella in America north of Mexico. (1),(2)
Davis (1978) listed the wingspan. (3)
♂ 8-9 mm.
♀ 7.5-8.5 mm.
Walsingham (1880) listed a wingspan of 7.5 mm.
Davis (1978) revised description of the adult and larva available in PDF. (3)
Forewings have a light purplish iridescence.
Davis (1978) reported the range to include southern Oregon through the coastal ranges of California to Santa Clara County and Santa Cruz Island. (3)
Davis (1978) reported Eriocraniella aurosparsella to be univoltine with a flight period of late February to late May. (3)
Davis (1978) reported the larvae are leaf miners on Quercus kellogii Newberry (California black oak). (3)
Print References
Davis, D.R., 1978. A revision of the North American moths of the superfamily Eriocranioidea with the proposal of a new family, Acanthopteroctetidae (Lepidoptera). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 251: p. 71; figs. 31, 32, 121-134, 174, 197-198, 229-230, 246, 263-264, 310-312, 339; map 4. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 1, fig. 3; p. 34. (4)
Walsingham, 1880. On some new and little known species of Tineidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 83; plate 11, fig. 12.