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gallaesolidaginis group

Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth, open gall - Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Gnorimoschema sp. - Gnorimoschema Gelechiidae: Gnorimoschema - Gnorimoschema Gnorimoschema salinaris Gnorimoschema sp. - Gnorimoschema Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis
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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 Gnorimoschemini
Genus Gnorimoschema
No Taxon gallaesolidaginis group
A group of gall-makers in Solidago and other Asteraceae with similar forewing patters(1)

Nazari and Landry (2012) list the following species in this "complex of gall-makers" as known from Alberta: salinaris, sp. nr. gallaesolidaginis, gibsonella, jocelynae, septentrionella, subterranea, bacchariselloides, sp. nr. interrogationum, and octomaculella. On BugGuide, I have included two presumably undescribed species that barcode near septentrionella as well as baccharisella, a species not found in Alberta and therefore not mentioned by Nazari and Landry, which has ~5% COI sequence divergence from bacchariselloides, is a gall-maker of an aster, and has a forewing pattern similar to those of other species in this group. A few additional species must be treated by Miller (2000), but I don't have the publication.
Print References
Miller, W.E., 2000. A comparative taxonomic-natural history of eight Nearctic species of Gnorimoschema that induce stem galls on Asteraceae, including descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Thomas Say publications in Entomology: Monographs. 76 pp.
Works Cited
1.Gnorimoschemini fauna of Alberta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Vazrick Nazari, Jean-Fran├žois Landry. 2012. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 1-117.