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Species Theisoa multifasciella - Hodges#1723

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Theisoa
Species multifasciella (Theisoa multifasciella - Hodges#1723)
Hodges Number
1723
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Chambers, 1875
Identification
Head: Brownish yellow, becoming paler on the face around the mouth. Palpi externally brown, internal surface white. Antennae alternately brown and silvery white.
Thorax: Upper surface brownish red.
Wings: Basal area brownish red. The forewings are banded with alternate wide fasciae of white and brownish red, the brownish red fasciae being margined rather narrowly behind with dark brown. Including the brownish red on the base of the wings, there are four fasciae of that hue and three white ones and the tip of the wing is also white. Hind wings and ciliae of the forewings pale grayish fuscous.
Abdomen: Brown, the tip and posterior margin of each segment being white.
Under surface of the wings: Dull brown, that of the hindwings shining grayish fuscous.
Legs and tarsi: With alternate annulations of white and shining dark brown.
Range
Recorded from Texas.
Print References
V.T. Chambers, 1875. The Canadian Entomologist. 7(5): 93.
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