Moth
( Euceratia castella )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Euceratia castella
(Walsingham ,1881 )
Common Name:Moth
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Plutellidae
Genus:Euceratia
Taxon Code:LEP01400

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Joaquin Miller Park, Joaquin Miller Park, 3590 Sanborn Drive, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100147

RECOGNITION
Similar Taxa
E. castella can be differentiated from the similar Eucalantica polita in that, in E. castella, there is no dorsal patch on the forewing, and white annulations are present on the antenna (dorsal patch present and antennal annulations absent in E. polita).

BIOLOGY
Host
Larvae feed on species in the Caprifoliaceae, such as Lonicera and Symphoricarpos.
Range
California, north to Washington.
Flight Period
Adults fly from April to August.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Euceratia castella - Hodges#2351. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/311191). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
Attributes of Euceratia castella. (http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Euceratia-castella). Accessed July 16, 2016.


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