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Species Keiferia lycopersicella - Tomato pinworm - Hodges#2047

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Gnorimoschemini
Genus Keiferia
Species lycopersicella (Tomato pinworm - Hodges#2047)
Hodges Number
2047
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Keiferia lycopersicella (Walsingham, 1897) (1)
Tildenia lycopersicella Walsingham, 1897
Numbers
There are 6 named species of Keiferia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 9-12 mm.
Identification
This group is not distinguishable by wing maculation and is best determined by DNA or dissection. (2)
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Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Found across the southern United States and in Hawaii.(4)
Has been found in greenhouses used for tomato production in northern areas of eastern North America.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults have been found year round.
Food
Larval host is most often tomato, but eggplant and potatoes are also hosts.
Life Cycle
Early instar larvae are leaf miners and then later bore into buds of fruit. (4)
Remarks
Introduced species (1920 or earlier) and considered an economic pest of tomato production.
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Busck, A. 1939. Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera. (5)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, p. 100; pl. 10.18.(4)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
2.A new species of Tildenia [Keiferia] from Illinois (Gelechiidae)
Ronald W, Hodges. 1985. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39(3): 151-155.
3.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera
August Busck. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 86(3064): 563-593.