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Species Elachista illectella - Hodges#1129

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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 Elachistidae (Grass Miner Moths)
Subfamily Elachistinae
Genus Elachista
No Taxon (freyerella species group)
Species illectella (Elachista illectella - Hodges#1129)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elachista illectella (Clemens, 1860) Kaila, 1999
Cosmiotes illectella Clemens, 1860
See Also
"[Elachista] illectella male and female do show sexual dimorphism: males of illectella are rather blurred, its females distinctly black and white. Both sexes of illectella have a white apical spot on forewing that irrorata never has. Both male and female of irrorata are distinctly black-and white. So, if the pattern is in any levels blurred, the specimen is not irrorata but most likely illectella." Lauri Kaila, pers. comm. to A. Hunt 7 vii 2020
Print References
Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology. No. 3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 12: 9
Kaila, L. 1999. Phylogeny and Classification of the Elachistidae. Systematic Entomology 24: 139–169.