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Species Aroga paulella - Hodges#2194

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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 Gelechiini
Genus Aroga
Species paulella (Aroga paulella - Hodges#2194)
Hodges Number
2194
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aroga paulella (Busck, 1903)
Gelechia paulella Busck, 1903
Size
Wingspan: 13–23 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: FW are shining dark blackish brown with white markings. The entire dorsal edge is white, reaching up the fold except right at the base and slightly crossing the fold with an upward projection at the apical third of the wing. Beginning at the basal one-fourth of the costa and reaching the costal white part is a sharply defined outwardly directed white fascia. At the apical fourth of the wing and nearly perpendicular on the costal edge is another narrower white fascia, somewhat dilated on the costal edge. HW are silvery pale grey. (1)
Range
Has been recorded from Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. (1)
Remarks
This species was for some time confused with Gelechia panella on BugGuide. See comments here.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)