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Species Ithome concolorella - Hodges#1638

Ithome concolorella Ithome concolorella Ithome concolorella Ithome concolorella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Chrysopeleiinae
Genus Ithome
Species concolorella (Ithome concolorella - Hodges#1638)
Hodges Number
1638
Size
Length of final-instar larva ca. 5 mm; adult forewing length 3.0 to 3.5 mm.
Food
Larva in flowers of fabaceous plants, including Acacia farnesiana, Mimosa quadrivalvis, and Prosopis spp. Here recorded from fruit of the prairie legume, Desmanthus illinoensis.
Print References
Hodges, R. W. 1978. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1. Cosmopterigidae. E. W. Classey Limited and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 166 + x pp., 6 pls.
Internet References
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/list.dsml?searchPageURL=index.dsml&Familyqtype=equals&Family=Cosmopterigidae&PFamilyqtype=starts+with&PFamily=&Genusqtype=equals&Genus=Ithome&PGenusqtype=starts+with&PGenus=&Speciesqtype=equals&Species=concolorella&PSpeciesqtype=starts+with&PSpecies=&Country=&sort=Family