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Species Coptodisca arbutiella - Hodges#0255

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Heliozelidae (Shield Bearer Moths)
Genus Coptodisca
Species arbutiella (Coptodisca arbutiella - Hodges#0255)
Hodges Number
0255
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coptodisca arbutiella Busck, 1904 (1)
Size
Busck (1904) listed the wingspan 5-5.4 mm. (1)
Range
California to British Columbia. (2)
Food
The larval host is Arbutus species. (1), (3)
Print References
Busck, A., 1904. Tineid moths from British Columbia, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 27, p. 769. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 39; pl. 1, fig. 24. (4)
Works Cited
1.Tineid moths from British Columbia, with descriptions of new species
A. Busck. 1904. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 27: 745-778.
2.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
3.Pests of Landscape Trees and Shrubs: An Integrated Pest Management Guide
Steve H. Dreistadt. 2004. Univ of California Agriculture & Natural Resources.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group