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Species Philonome wielgusi - Hodges#0462.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Philonome
Species wielgusi (Philonome wielgusi - Hodges#0462.1)
Hodges Number
0462.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Philonome wielgusi Sohn & Davis, 2015 (1)
Explanation of Names
"The species name is a patronym in honor of Mr. Ronald S. Wielgus, who collected nearly the entire type series" (1).
Identification
"Similar to Philonome clemensella in external appearance but can be distinguished from the latter in having shorter longitudinal fascia and straight costal fascia on the forewing" (1).
Range
Records from Arizona (Cochise and Graham County) (1) and New Mexico (Grant County).
Season
Records from July and September (1).
Remarks
All 157 specimens examined in the original description were males attracted to pheromone traps (1). The Mississippi Entomological Museum (MEM) has one female (Kyhl Austin).
Print References
Sohn, J.-C.; Davis, D.R.; Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2015. "Revision of the genus Philonome Chambers and its proposed reassignment to the family Tineidae (Lepidoptera, Tineoidea). ZooKeys, 494: 77-79, figs. 3 , 26–30 (1).
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