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Tribe Litini

Chilcott's Coleotechnites Moth - Hodges #1799 - Exoteleia chillcotti Gelechiidae: Arogalea cristifasciella? - Arogalea cristifasciella Coleotechnites florae – Coleotechnites Flower Moth - Coleotechnites florae Xenolechia ontariensis? - Xenolechia ontariensis Sinoe chambersi - Sinoe robiniella Lake Crabtree leaf tier on Fagus grandifolia D1666A adult 2019 7 moth - Coleotechnites - male moth - Glauce pectenalaeella - male
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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 Litini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
synonymy Litini Bruand, 1859 (=Teleiodini Piskunov, 1973; = Exoteleiini Омелько, 1999) was established in Ponomarenko (2005)
Numbers
94 species in 14 genera occur in the Nearctic Region (1)
Identification
Most genera in Litini lack distinctive external features, and many species lack contrasting colors and patterns. Thus, examination of genital characters is important for diagnoses (1)
Life Cycle
Most known larvae of Litini feed in folded or rolled leaves that are webbed together, some feed as leaf or needle miners, and others feed in buds, flowers, stems, seeds, and cones (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Sangmi Lee & Richard L. Brown (2008). 2008. Zootaxa 1818: 1–55 .