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Species Stigmella diffasciae - Hodges#0075

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Stigmella
No Taxon (rhamnella group)
Species diffasciae (Stigmella diffasciae - Hodges#0075)
Hodges Number
0075
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella diffasciae (Braun, 1910)
Nepticula diffasciae Braun, 1910 (1)
Size
Braun (1910) listed the wingspan as 5.5-5.8 mm. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length as 2.2-2.4 mm.
Range
California. (2)
Holotype from Dutch Flat, Placer County, California. (1)
Season
February to May, September and October. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the adults emerge beginning in February. (3)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) listed Rhamnus californicum (coffeeberry).
Newton & Wilkinson (1982)(4) listed Ceanothus, but Powell & Opler (2009) stated the notes have not been confirmed. (3)
Print References
Braun, A.F., 1910. New species of Tineina from California. Entomological News Philadelphia, 21: 172 . (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 1, fig. 10; p. 37. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New species of Tineina from California.
Annette F. Braun. 1910. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 21: 171-179.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)
Philip J. Newton, Christopher Wilkinson. 1982. Systematic Entomology, 7(4): 367-463.