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Species Dichomeris inversella - Hodges#2310

Unknown Moth - Dichomeris inversella Dichomeris ? - Dichomeris inversella moth - Dichomeris inversella Dichomeris inversella ? - Dichomeris inversella Dichomeris inversella/kimballi - Dichomeris inversella Unknown Micro Moth - Dichomeris inversella Aristotelia fungivorella  - Dichomeris inversella Dichomeris inversella
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
No Taxon (inversella or kimballi)
Species inversella (Dichomeris inversella - Hodges#2310)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Inversed Dichomeris (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris inversella (Zeller, 1873) (2)
Epicorthylis inversella Zeller, 1873
Total length 6-8 mm. (3)
Specimen (moth) determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)

Records from Wisconsin and southern Ontario, east to New Jersey, south to Florida, west to central Texas and Oklahoma. (5), (6)
Larval hosts include hickory (Carya). (7)
See Also
Dichomeris kimballi has a mid costal mark. Dissection may be required. See Hodges (1986) but illustrations do not seem consistent with description and BOLD data does not seem to support ranges given.
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.67-68 (preview) (3)
Hodges, R.W. 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 69; pl.1, figs. 26-29. (1)
Zeller, P.C. 1873. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 23: 248.