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Species Glyphidocera lactiflosella - Five-spotted Glyphidocera Moth - Hodges#1139

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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 Autostichidae
Subfamily Glyphidocerinae
Genus Glyphidocera
Species lactiflosella (Five-spotted Glyphidocera Moth - Hodges#1139)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glyphidocera lactiflosella (Chambers, 1878)
Gelechia lactiflosella Chambers 1878
Trichotaphe lactiflosella (1)
Chambers (1878) listed a wingspan of .5" (12.7 mm).
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Maryland to Florida(2); Arkansas(3) to Texas(4)(5). (6)
Reported on the Maine checklist (July & August). (7)
Chambers (1878) reported the holotype from Bosque County, Texas. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported a flight period of January to October. (6)
Heppner (2003) listed the host as unknown. (6)
According to Dave Adamski, this is our only North American Glyphidocera species that is predominantly white. [Robert Zimlich]
Print References
Busck, A., 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 25: 914. (1)
Chambers, V.T., 1878. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey. Washington, 4: 89, 144.
Forbes, W.T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states, primitive forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. Cornell university. Agricultural Experiment Station. Memoir 68: 286. (8)