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Species Xystrologa grenadella - Hodges#0426.1

moth - Xystrologa grenadella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tineoidea (Tubeworm, Bagworm, and Clothes Moths)
Family Tineidae (Clothes Moths)
No Taxon (Tineidae "Clade A" Regier et al., 2014)
Genus Xystrologa
Species grenadella (Xystrologa grenadella - Hodges#0426.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xystrologa grenadella (Walsingham, 1897)
Setomorpha grenadella Walsingham, 1897
Achanodes antipathetica Forbes, 1931
USA: South Florida (earliest records from 1958, possibly not native)
Type locality (grenadella): Grenada: Balthazar
Type locality (antipathetica): Puerto Rico: Santurce
Also recorded as greenhouse pest in Germany
Generalist detritivore
Print References
Davis, D.R., M.M. Davis, C. Mannion, 2012. Neotropical Tineidae IX: A Review of the West Indian Xystrologa and Biology of Xystrologa Grenadella (Wlsm.), an Invasive Pest of Cultivated Greenhouse Plants in Southern Florida, USA and Germany (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 114(4): 439-455. PDF
Forbes, W.T.M., 1931. Supplementary Report on the Heterocera or Moths of Porto Rico. The Journal of the Department of Agriculture, 15: 384.
Walsingham, T. de G., 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1897: 168.
Internet References