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Species Aristotelia roseosuffusella - Pink-washed Aristotelia - Hodges#1761

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Aristotelia
Species roseosuffusella (Pink-washed Aristotelia - Hodges#1761)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Clover Aristotelia Moth
Pink-washed Aristotelia (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aristotelia roseosuffusella (Clemens, 1860)
Gelechia ? roseosuffusella Clemens, 1860 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #420670.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "suffused with rose," for the forewings "suffused with roseate." (2)
TL ≈ 7mm (3)
Brown FW with bold pattern of oblique black and white bars. Light inner margin is marked with pink spots. (3)
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Clover (3); Leaf tiers and skeletonizers on Lespedeza, Desmodium, Dalea. (4)
HOSTS lists sumac (Rhus coriaria), red clover (Trifolium pratense), catclaw (Pithecellobium unguis-cati) and willow (Salix). (5)
Life Cycle
Life Cycle Images:
Leaf Damage on Lespedeza capitata, larva, larva, spent pupa, adult
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 162. (2)
Works Cited
1.Perterson field guide to moths of southeastern North America.
Seabrooke Leckie & David Beadle. 2018. Peterson Field Guides, 652 pp.
2.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 156-174.
3.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
4.Gelechiidae, herbivory
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
6.North American Moth Photographers Group