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Species Dichomeris purpureofusca - Hodges#2308

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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species purpureofusca (Dichomeris purpureofusca - Hodges#2308)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris purpureofusca (Walsingham, 1882)
Gelechia (Trichotaphe) purpureofusca Walsingham, 1882
Phylogenetic sequence #071550
Wingspan ≈ 18 mm (1)
Adult: Labial and maxillary palpi are all bright orange. Head and FW deep purplish fuscous, with a brownish or more ochreous tinge when worn. The head and fringes in some lights have a bronzy-grey metallic sheen. . HW brownish fuscous, with scarcely paler cilia. The two anterior pairs of legs correspond in color to the fore wings, the third pair to the hind wings. (1)
Has been recorded from Nova Scotia to New Jersey, the Northwest Territories, Alberta and South Dakota (1)
Adults are on wing from June to August (1)
Print References
Notes on Tineidae of North America by Lord Walsingham, Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10,184
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)