Bucculatrix staintonella


Bucculatrix staintonella is a moth in the family Bucculatricidae.[2] It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, South Dakota and West Virginia. The species was described in 1878 by Vactor Tousey Chambers.

Bucculatrix staintonella
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Bucculatricidae
Genus: Bucculatrix
B. staintonella
Binomial name
Bucculatrix staintonella
  • Bucculatrix pertenuis Braun, 1918

The wingspan is 6.5–9 mm. Adults have been recorded on wing in January, from March to April, from June to July and from September to October.[3]

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Populus species.


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