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Species Ypsolopha angelicella - Hodges#2368

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Ypsolophidae
Genus Ypsolopha
Species angelicella (Ypsolopha angelicella - Hodges#2368)
Hodges Number
2368
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ypsolopha angelicella (Busck, 1903)
Cerostoma angelicella Busck, 1903
Cerostoma maculatella Busck, 1906
Explanation of Names
Ypsolopha angelicella (Busck, 1903) includes as a synonym Ypsolopha maculatella (Busck, 1906) (Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).(1)
Size
Wingspan: 19-22 mm (2)
Identification
Adult: Antennae white with sharp black annulations. Palpi, head and thorax white; shoulders yellowish. FW white with striking fawn-brown maculations, sharply defined and edged with slightly darker brown scales. Cilia white with brown pencils in the apical part. HW shining ochreous white with yellowish cilia. Underside of body white. Legs white, tarsi slightly dusted with dark scales. (2)
Range
Type locality (angelicella): Los Angeles, CA.
Type locality (maculatella): Bright Angel, AZ.
See Also
Ypsolopha maculatella – similar, except has dingy ground color with more diffused and darker markings. (4)
Print References
Busck, A. 1903. Notes on the Cerostoma group of Yponomeutidae, with descriptions of new North American species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 11(1): 49 (2)
Busck, A., 1906. Description of American moths of the genus Cerostoma. Entomological News, and Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 17: 98. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 107; pl. 11, figs. 9-10. (5)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – [Photographs are needed for this species] (3)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (6)
Wikipedia - brief description (7)
Works Cited
1.Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.). 2023. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Notes on the Cerostoma group of Yponomeutidae, with descriptions of new North American species
August Busck. 1903. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 11: 45-59.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Description of American moths of the genus Cerostoma
Busck, A. 1906. Entomological News, and Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 17; 96-99.
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
7.Wikipedia