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Species Gelechia panella - Hodges#1958

Arizona Moth - Gelechia panella Arizona Moth - Gelechia panella Arizona Moth for ID - Gelechia panella Arizona Moth for ID - Gelechia panella
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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
Species panella (Gelechia panella - Hodges#1958)
Hodges Number
1958
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gelechia panella Busck, 1903
* phylogenetic sequence #056525
Size
Forewing length 9.0-11.5 mm.(1)
Identification
Adult - Uniform brick or rust red forewing with grey hindwing.(1)
Range
Arizona and southern California, to north coastal California.(1)
Food
Larval hosts are madrone (Arbutus) and manzanita (Arctostaphylos).(1)
Remarks
The ground color of this moth perfectly matches its larval hosts, madrone and manzanita.(1)
Print References
Busck, A. 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species. Proc. USNM 25: 889
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler. 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.8.22f, p.91
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.