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Species Dichomeris inversella - Hodges#2310

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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) (The BOLD BIN, BOLD:AAH5560, shows no northern records. There are two BINs for the very similar kimballi which are very closely related, one of which has specimens identified as inversella and therefore show up on the BOLD range map for that species in all likelihood erroneously. The MPG records may be questionable.)
Larval hosts include hickory (Carya). (7)
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.