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Species Landryia impositella - Hodges#1662

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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 Scythrididae (Flower Moths)
Genus Landryia
Species impositella (Landryia impositella - Hodges#1662)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Landryia impositella (Zeller, 1855)
Scythris impositella Zeller, 1855
Butalis impositella
Asymmetrura impositella
Butalis matutella Clemens, 1860 (long considered a syn.)
Gelechia monstratella Walker, 1864 (594)
Butalis brevistriga Chambers, 1875
Butalis dorsipallidella Chambers, 1875
Butalis immaculatella Chambers, 1875
* phylogenetic sequence #048400
Wingspan about 12 mm. (1)
Adult - see description in Forbes (1923) under S. impositella (349).
Older sources indicate larvae in webs on the underside of asters.
Print References
Zeller, P.C. 1855. Die Arten der Gattung Butalis. Linnaea entomologica 10: 241
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.