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Tribe Chelariini

small oval moth - Hypatima Please help us to identify this micromoth. - Hypatima Hypatima zesticopa - Hypatima Pyramidobela? - Hypatima Hypatima zesticopa H#2258 - Hypatima Hypatima zesticopa H#2258 - Hypatima Hypatima 2258.1 - Hypatima sp. 1 - Hypatima sp-one
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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 Anacampsinae
Tribe Chelariini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chelariini [unknown author, date]
4 species in 4 genera in our area (1).
Four described species in four genera in our area. At least as many undescribed.

Anarsia lineatella

Hypatopa zesticopa complex

Neofaculta infimella

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Prostomeus brunneus


Included by Ponomarenko (2005, 2008a, 2009) in Dichomeridinae, but recent molecular work places it in Anacampsinae (2).
Print References
Ponomarenko, M.G. (2005) Gelechiid moths of the Palaearctic: functional morphology of male genitalia, phylogeny, and taxonomy (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae). Chtenia Pamyati Alexeya Ivanovicha Kurentsova, 58, 1–139.
Ponomarenko, M.G. (2008a) Functional morphology of the male genitalia in Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) and its significance for phylogenetic analysis. Nota Lepidopterologica, 31, 179–198.
Ponomarenko, M.G. (2009) Gelechiid moths of the subfamily Dichomeridinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) of the world fauna. Russian Academy of Sciences, Far Eastern Branch, Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Vladivostok (in Russian).
Works Cited
1.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.
2.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.