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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subfamily Thiotrichinae

Micro Moth - Calliprora sexstrigella Moth - Calliprora sexstrigella Polyhymno Moth, 2211 - Polyhymno luteostrigella Polyhymno luteostrigella Arizona Moth - Calliprora sexstrigella Polyhymno acaciella? - Polyhymno acaciella Polyhymno luteostrigella Polyhymno luteostrigella
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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 Thiotrichinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thiotrichinae Karsholt et al., 2013 (1)
Represented by 2 described species in 1 genus (Polyhymno) in our area (2).
"Thiotrichine moths are overall slender-winged Gelechiidae, with the forewings often with longitudinal streaks and apically with distinctive markings; the apex is often upturned" (1).
"Distributed primarily in warmer areas of both the old and the new world, and are most diverse in Asia" (1).
"The group is in much need of revision" (1).
Works Cited
1.A molecular analysis of the Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea) with an interpretative grouping of its taxa
Karsholt, O., M. Mutanen, S. Lee, & L. Kaila. 2013. Systematic Entomology. 38 (2):334–348.
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.