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Genus Gelechia

An Unidentified Micro Moth - Gelechia lynceella Small Blackish Moth - Gelechia lynceella Gelechiidae: Gelechia lynceella? - Gelechia lynceella Gelechia lynceella Gelechioidea - Gelechia sabinella Unidentified Twirler Moth - Gelechia lynceella Gelechiidae? - Gelechia Gelechiid? for ID - Gelechia albisparsella
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Gelechia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gelechia Hübner, 1825
Guenea Bruand, [1851]
Cirrha Chambers, 1872
Oeseis Chambers, 1875
Mesogelechia Omelko, 1986
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Gelechia is from Greek meaning "resting on the ground." (1)
Print References
Busck, A. 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae: with descriptions of the new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: pp. 767-930; plates 28-32. (2)
Busck, A. 1939. Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 86(3064): 563-593; plates 58-71. (3)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.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.
3.Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera
August Busck. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 86(3064): 563-593.