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Species Battaristis concinnusella - Hodges#2225

Twirler Moth (Battaristis concinusella) - Battaristis concinnusella Gelechiidae: Battaristis nigratomella? - Battaristis concinnusella Battaristis concinusella - Hodges#2225 - Battaristis concinnusella tiny moth 2 - Battaristis concinnusella Gelechiidae, Twirler Moth, lateral - Battaristis concinnusella - female NJ Battaristis nigratomella - Battaristis concinnusella Battaristis concinnusella Arizona Moth - Battaristis concinnusella
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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 Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Battaristis
Species concinnusella (Battaristis concinnusella - Hodges#2225)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Music Loving Moth (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Battaristis concinnusella (Chambers, 1877)
Gelechia concinnusella Chambers, 1875 (2)
Aproaerema concinusella (misspelling) (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420466.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "neat, elegant, clever."
Five described Battaristis species are found in America north of Mexico.
Several known species to be described in this group.
Forewing length about 6 mm.
V shaped subterminal line with black dot at the apex.(1) (This mark shared with Battaristis nigratomella.)
Southern Canada, much of the eastern United States and scattered records from the west as far as California.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Most records are from April through October.
Larval hosts include:
Solidago (goldenrod) * USDA plant profile
See Also
Battaristis nigratomella has a pale area along the base of the costa
Print References
Beadle, D. and S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. p. 64.(1)
Chambers, V.T., 1875. Tineina of the United States. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science 2(3): 253. (2)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
2.Teneina of the United States.
Vactor Tousey Chambers . 1875. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science 2(3): 226-258.
3.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group