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Species Arogalea cristifasciella - Stripe-backed Moth - Hodges#1851

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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 Arogalea
Species cristifasciella (Stripe-backed Moth - Hodges#1851)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arogalea cristifasciella (Chambers, 1878)
Original Combination:
Gelechia cristifasciella Chambers, 1878
Phylogenetic sequence #053525
FWL ≈ 5mm (1)
Adult: FW whitish with broad black AM band, that slants inward toward inner margin. (2)

DNA supported specimen
SE Canada and Eastern US (2)
Unknown (2)
Oaks including Chinkapin Oak Quercus muhlenbergii, and Pin Oak Quercus palustris
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
Feeding damage on Chinkapin Oak; larvae in leaf shelter; larva; larva; adult; spent pupa in cocoon
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
Wikipedia - brief description and image (1)