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Species Dichomeris vacciniella - Hodges#2286

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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 Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species vacciniella (Dichomeris vacciniella - Hodges#2286 )
Hodges Number
2286
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris vacciniella Busck, 1915 (1)
Nothris nephanthes Meyrick, 1929 (2)
* phylogenetic sequence #070300
Explanation of Names
Specific name vacciniella is from the host genus Vaccinium (blueberry).
Size
Wingspan 15-17 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
Records from southern Ontario and southern Quebec, Maine south to Florida, west to Texas. (3), (4), (5)
Lectotype ♂ collected Princeton, New Jersey (9 July 1914). (6)
Food
Larval hosts are species of (Vaccinium, Ericaceae) including cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton) and Blue Ridge blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum Aiton). (1), (7)
Print References
Busck, A. 1915. Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 17(2): 83 (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.76; pl.2.2-4
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera.
August Busck. 1915. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 17(2): 79-94.
2.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine. Part 2, The Microlepidoptera. Section 1 & 2
Auburn E. Brower. 1984. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 114: 1-70.
5.Kentucky Butterfly Net Database (moths also)
6.Catalog of the type specimens of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) in the collection of the NMNH, Smithsonian Institution
Brown, J.W, D. Adamski, R.W. Hodges & S.M. Bahr, II. 2004. Zootaxa 510: 160 pp.
7.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database