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Species Aristotelia fungivorella - Hodges#1738

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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 fungivorella (Aristotelia fungivorella - Hodges#1738)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aristotelia fungivorella (Clemens, 1864) (1)
Gelechia fungivorella Clemens, 1864 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #420652.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "fungivore," although the larvae mine galls on willow.
Adult: forewing light to medium brown with dark patches in basal, AM, and PM areas along the costa, and a fourth dark patch at the apex; the bottom of the AM patch has an S-shaped edge that continues across to the bottom of the PM patch; fringe cells increase greatly in length from apex to anal angle, and change abruptly from dark brown to whitish just before reaching anal angle; hindwing gray, almost rectangular, with long hair-like fringe cells.
Most of North America. (3)
Type locality: Illinois, from larvae mining willow galls (Mr. Benj. D. Walsh). (2)
Larvae feed on galls of willow, including narrowleaf willow (Salix exigua). (4)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1864. North American micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3(3): 507. (2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
2.North American micro-lepidoptera.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3(3): 505-520.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database