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Species Dichomeris kimballi - Hodges#2310.1

Dichomeris inversella - Hodges#2310?? - Dichomeris kimballi Dichomeris inversella - Dichomeris kimballi Dichomeris inversella? - Dichomeris kimballi Dichomeris inversella - Dichomeris kimballi Hodges #2310 - Dichomeris inversella-kimballi species group? - Dichomeris kimballi Micro moth - Dichomeris kimballi Dichomeris inversella - Dichomeris kimballi Pennsylvania Moth - Dichomeris kimballi
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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
No Taxon (inversella or kimballi)
Species kimballi (Dichomeris kimballi - Hodges#2310.1)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Dichomeris kimballi Hodges, 1986
* phylogenetic sequence #071650
Dichomeris kimballi has a dark mid-costal mark. The DNA tested specimen below by Mark Dreiling is in a BIN group, BOLD:AAE7515, with specimens from OK, TX, LA and FL identified as both species, but all have the costal mark and the BIN is well separated from BINs containing specimens which match Hodges' description of inversella. No DNA barcoded specimens from coastal plain states except for Florida match the description of kimballi. All those from Florida are in BIN BOLD:AAE7515. This conflicts with the range given by Hodges (1986).
According to Hodges, the range of D. kimballi is restricted to the coastal plain. However, online records here and on iNaturalist and BOLD also include inland locations in the Southeast US west to TX and OK, though not in the Midwest or interior Northeast.
See Also
Dichomeris inversella lacks a dark mid coastal mark. This species appears to be represented by two narrowly separated BINs, BOLD:AAH5560 and BOLD:AAD5326.
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.71, pl.1.30 (1)