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Species Sceptea aequepulvella - Hodges#1135

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Autostichidae
Subfamily Symmocinae
Genus Sceptea
Species aequepulvella (Sceptea aequepulvella - Hodges#1135)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sceptea aequepulvella (Chambers, 1872) (1)
Gelechia aequepulvella Chambers, 1872
Glyphidocera aberratella Busck, 1907
Explanation of Names
Gelechia aequepulvella Chambers, 1872 was transferred to the genus Sceptea and includes as a synonym Glyphidocera aberratella Busck, 1907 in Hodges (1983) (1).
Forewing length: 5-6 mm (2)
See Lee & Brown (2010) (2) and Forbes (1923) (3)
DC, IL, KY, MS, NJ, OH, PA (2)
Print References
Busck, 1907. J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 15: 138. (Glyphidocera aberratella) (4)
Chambers, 1872. Can. Ent. 4 (10): 192
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.A review of Symmocinae (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae) in North America with the description of a new species and new genus
Sangmi Lee, Richard L. Brown. 2010. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 64(4): 177–187.
3.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
4.New genera and species of American Microlepidoptera
August Busck. 1907. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 15: 134--140.