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Species Dichomeris inserrata - Indented Dichomeris Moth - Hodges#2297

Another kind of goldenrod gall. - Dichomeris inserrata Another kind of goldenrod gall. - Dichomeris inserrata
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species inserrata (Indented Dichomeris Moth - Hodges#2297)
Hodges Number
2297
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris inserrata (Walsingham, 1882)
Gelechia inserrata Walsingham, 1882
Gelechia (Trichotaphe?) inserrata Walsingham, 1882 (1)
Trichotaphe inserrata
Phylogenetic sequence #420556
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "not serrata" for its palpi "differing from serrativittella, Zell., which has the brown shading beneath the second joint and at the end of the apical joint." (1)
Numbers
There more than 84 species of Dichomeris in America north of Mexico.
Size
Forewing length 5.4-8.3 mm.
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart. (2)
Food
Larval hosts include:
Solidago (Goldenrod).
Helianthus hirsutus (Hairy sunflower).
Life Cycle
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See Also
Dichomeris aleatrix     Dichomeris inserrata   Dichomeris fistuca
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.67-68 (preview) (3)
Hodges, R.W., 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.98; pl.2.35 (4)
Loeffler, C.C. 1994. Natural History of Leaf-Folding Caterpillars, Dichomeris spp. (Gelechiidae), on Goldenrods and Asters. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102(4): 405-428 (free access) (5)
Walsingham, Lord 1882. Notes on the Tineida of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 184. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on Tineidae of North America.
Lord Walsingham. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 165-204.
2.A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine. Part 2, The Microlepidoptera. Section 1 & 2
Auburn E. Brower. 1984. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 114: 1-70.
3.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 7.1, Revision of North American Gelechiidae family and...
Hodges, R. W. 1986. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.Natural History of Leaf-Folding Caterpillars, Dichomeris spp. (Gelechiidae), on Goldenrods and Asters.
Carol C. Loeffler. 1994. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 102(4): 405-428.