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Species Lithariapteryx mirabilinella - Hodges#2512

Lithariapteryx sp. - Lithariapteryx mirabilinella Lithariapteryx mirabilinella Tan moth with shiny spots - Lithariapteryx mirabilinella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Heliodinidae (Sun Moths)
Genus Lithariapteryx
Species mirabilinella (Lithariapteryx mirabilinella - Hodges#2512)
Hodges Number
Comstock's original 1940 description can be read at this BHL link. A black & white photographic plate accompanies the description.
Further discussion can be found in Powell(1)(1991).
Internet References
7 images of L. mirabilinella can be viewed at this BOLD web page.
Works Cited
1.A review of Lithariapteryx (Heliodinidae) with description of an elegant new species from the coastal sand dunes in California.
Jerry A. Powell. 1991. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 45(2): 89-104.