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Species Besciva n-sp - new-species - Hodges#1841.89

Ymeldia janae - Besciva n-sp Hodges #2216 – Ymeldia janae – Jane's Ymeldia Moth - Besciva n-sp Jane's Ymeldia - Hodges #2216 - Besciva n-sp Unknown moth - Besciva n-sp Besciva n. sp. - Besciva n-sp Unknown moth - Besciva n-sp Small moth attracted to blacklight - Besciva n-sp Gelechiid at blacklight - Besciva n-sp
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Besciva
Species n-sp (new-species - Hodges#1841.89)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Besciva n. sp.
Images posted to this page prior to 03/24/2019 were previously misidentified as Ymeldia janae Hodges, 1965, a species which bears little resemblance to Besciva. Jim Vargo, pers. comm. 03/21/2019, noted that all the images of Y. janae at MPG were misidentified and appeared to refer to Heppner's undescribed species in the genus Besciva. Kimball (1965:278) (1) listed Besciva, det. Clark, from multiple locations in Florida. Heppner (2017) (2) likewise listed Besciva. Based on images at BOLD and the original description of the genus and type, it would appear that Jim Vargo's hunch is reasonably well supported. - Steve Nanz, 03/23/2019
Print References
Busck, A., 1914. New genera and species of Microlepidoptera from Panama. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 47 (2043): 6.
Internet References
The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) (4) - species page for Besciva longitudinella Busck, 1914
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems