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Genus Dichomeris

A Dichomeris sp. - Dichomeris leuconotella Small yellowish-white and brown striped caterpillar - Dichomeris for Oregon July - Dichomeris stipendiaria Dichomeris siren Shining Dichomeris Moth - Hodges #2289 - Dichomeris ochripalpella Dichomeris?  - Dichomeris Twirler Moth - Hodges #2302.4 - Dichomeris aglaia Florida Moth - Dichomeris fistuca
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris Hübner, 1818
includes the species D. picrocarpa, formerly placed in the genus Carbatina
Powell & Opler (2009) stated there are 84 described species of the genus Dichomeris in America north of Mexico. (1)
Moth Photographers Group listed 74 described species. (2)
Print References
Hübner, 1818. Zutr. Samml. exot. Schmett. 1: 25
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group (pinned plates)(2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group