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Species Pubitelphusa latifasciella - Hodges#1857

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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Pubitelphusa
Species latifasciella (Pubitelphusa latifasciella - Hodges#1857)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pubitelphusa latifasciella (Chambers, 1875)
Gelechia latifasciella Chambers, 1875
Telphusa latifasciella Chambers, 1875
Adult: FW dark brown with a broad white fascia just before the middle of the wing, widest on the dorsal margin, and margined in front by two small raised tufts of white scales, one of which is above, and another beneath the fold. Behind the fascia is a transverse row of dark brown raised scales, behind which the wing is dark brown to the cilia, where it becomes gray from the large intermixture of white scales, and there is a small irregular patch of dark brown scales at the apex. Nearly opposite the beginning of the cilia are two raised tufts of dark brown raised scales, and just behind them is an indistinct narrow curved gray fascia. (1)

4 variations of the same species

Print References
Forbes, T.M. 1923. The Lepidopteras of New York and neighboring states, primitive forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. Cornell University, 292. (2)
Lee, S. & R.L. Brown, 2013. Pubitelphusa (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Litini) a new genus for two species assigned to Telphusa and Concubina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 115(1): 70-74. (3)
Lee, S. & R L. Brown, 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 1818: 1–55 (4)
Internet References
Wikipedia - brief description (1)
Works Cited
2.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.Pubitelphusa (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Litini) A New Genus for Two Species Assigned to Telphusa and Concubina
Sangmi Lee and Richard L. Brown . 2013. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 115(1): 70-74.
4.Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Sangmi Lee & Richard L. Brown (2008). 2008. Zootaxa 1818: 1–55 .
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems