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Species Deltophora sella - Hodges#1928

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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 Deltophora
Species sella (Deltophora sella - Hodges#1928)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Deltophora sella (Chambers, 1874) (1)
Gelechia sella Chambers, 1874 (2)
Deltophora sella atacta Meyrick, 1927 (1)
Aristotelia atcta Meyrick, 1927 (3)
Deltophora sella californica Sattler, 1979 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #420681.00
Explanation of Names
sell, =a is Latin for a saddle or stool (4)
3 spp. in genus north of Mexico (5)
Forewing length 5-7 mm. (1)
Records from West Texas to Florida, north to south of the Great Lakes. California. (6)
Holotype male: Pit River, Shasta County, July 1871 (Walsingham). (1)
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1874. Tineina from Texas. The Canadian Entomologist 6(12): 238. (2)
Works Cited
1.A taxonomic revision of the genus Deltophora Janse, 1950 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).
Sattler, K. 1979. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Entomology Series 38(6): 263-322.
2.Tineina from Texas.
Vactor Tousey Chambers . 1874. The Canadian Entomologist, vols. 6 & 7.
3.Exotic Microlepidoptera, volumes 1-5, 1912-1937. (1969 reprint)
J. F. Gates Clarke, Edward Meyrick, T. B. Bainbrigge-Fletcher, J. T. Janse. 1969. E. W. Classey Ltd.
4.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
5.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group