Bucculatrix quadrigemina

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Bucculatrix quadrigemina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Bucculatricidae
Genus: Bucculatrix
Species: B. quadrigemina
Binomial name
Bucculatrix quadrigemina
Braun, 1918[1]
Synonyms
  • Bucculatrix althaeae Busck, 1919

Bucculatrix quadrigemina is a moth in the family Bucculatricidae. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from California.

The wingspan is 7–10 mm. The forewings are creamy white, more or less yellow or ocherous tinged. The hindwings are pale to dark fuscous. Adults have been recorded on wing from January to June and in October.

The larvae feed on Althaea rosea. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine is very long and linear. Older larvae live freely, causing many holes in the leaf. Pupation takes place in a white cocoon.[2]

References

  1. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  2. ^ The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
  • Natural History Museum Lepidoptera generic names catalog


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