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Species Gnorimoschema septentrionella - Hodges#2000

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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 Gnorimoschema
Species septentrionella (Gnorimoschema septentrionella - Hodges#2000)
Hodges Number
2000
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnorimoschema septentrionella Fyles, 1911
Phylogenetic sequence #058550
Identification

Vazrick Nazari identified Nolie Schneider's moth as Gnorimoschema septentrionella Fyles, 1911. "It is a gall-maker on Aster and is part of a complex of species that includes gallaesolidaginis, gallaesterella, gibsonella, salinaris etc, all of whom are closely related and variable, however this one is distinct enough for me to be able to identify with confidence. The type locality is Wakefield QC."
Range
From Maine west to Minnesota. Barcoded specimens are from British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. (1)
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
Food
Gall-makers on Aster (Asteraceae), including Aster junceus and A. novae-angliae, A. pilosus, A. simplex and A. praeltus as hosts (1)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Gnorimoschemini fauna of Alberta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Vazrick Nazari, Jean-François Landry. 2012. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 1-117.