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Species Walshia miscecolorella - Sweetclover Root Borer Moth - Hodges#1615

 Walshia miscecolorella - Walshia miscecolorella - male  Walshia miscecolorella - Walshia miscecolorella - male
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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 Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Chrysopeleiinae
Genus Walshia
Species miscecolorella (Sweetclover Root Borer Moth - Hodges#1615)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Walshia miscecolorella (Chambers, 1875)
Laverna miscecolorella Chambers, 1875
southern Canada south to Florida and Texas
Larva: stem borers in Melilotis (sweetclover), Lupinus (lupines) and other Fabaceae.
The page for W. miscecolorella at BOLD appears to contain other species as there are several Barcode Index Numbers (BIN) associated with this species. Normally, a species should be comprised of a single BIN. The following is a list of those BINs:
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1875. The Canadian entomologist. 7: 51
Hodges, R.W. 1961. Review of the genus Walshia Clemens with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society. 56: 69
Hodges, R.W. 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1, p. 124; pl. 1.63, 4.53-59. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – image pinned adult
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Moths of North Dakota – brief description and image of pinned adult
CalPhotos – image of pinned adult
Ontario Moths – image of pinned adult
Works Cited
1.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 6.1, Gelechioidea, Antequerinae, Cosmopteriginae, Chrysopeleiinae.
Hodges, R. W. 1978. London: E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 166 pp.