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Species Acanthopteroctetes unifascia - Hodges#0017

Acanthopteroctetes unifascia
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Neopseustoidea (Archaic Sun Moths)
Family Acanthopteroctetidae
Genus Acanthopteroctetes
Species unifascia (Acanthopteroctetes unifascia - Hodges#0017)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acanthopteroctetes unifascia Davis, 1978 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet unifascia is Latin meaning "single banded," referring to the forewing maculation.
Forewing length 3.5-4.5 mm. (2)
Wingspan about 7.0-8.5 mm. (1), (3)
California. (3)
Holotype ♂: Circle X Ranch, B.S.A. Camp (1500'), Ventura County, California (24 Apr 66). (1)
Larvae mine leaves of Ceanothus. (2)
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: 98-99 (PDF Download)