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Species Dichomeris washingtoniella - Hodges#2306

Classification
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 washingtoniella (Dichomeris washingtoniella - Hodges#2306)
Hodges Number
2306
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris washingtoniella (Busck, 1906)
Trichotaphe washingtoniella Busck, 1906
* phylogenetic sequence #071500
Explanation of Names
Specific name washingtoniella from Washington, D.C., where some of the first specimens were collected.
Size
Wingspan 16 mm (Busck, 1906).
Range
Scattered records from Maine to Mississippi, absent from the southeast, west as far as Oklahoma and Kansas, north to Illinois and Indiana. (1), (2)
Hollotype ♂ collected Putnam County, Illinois (no date). (3)
Food
Larval hosts are mostly asters including annual ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.), Missouri ironweed (Vernonia missurica Raf.), thoroughwort (Eupatorium L.) as well as willowherb (Epilobium L., Onagraceae). (4)
Print References
Busck, A. 1906. New American Tineina. The Canadian Entomologist 38(4): 121-122
Hodges, R.W. 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.107; pl.3.12
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