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Genus Machimia

Gold-striped Leaftier - Hodges#0951 - Machimia tentoriferella Gold-striped Leaftier - Machimia tentoriferella Pale Leaf Tier, 11 days after collection - Machimia tentoriferella Gold striped leaftier - Machimia tentoriferella Machimia tentoriferella? - Machimia tentoriferella moth - Machimia tentoriferella Caterpillar ID Request - Machimia tentoriferella Gold-striped Leaftier - Machimia tentoriferella
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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 Depressariidae
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Machimia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Machimia Clemens, 1860 (1)
* placed in family Oecophoridae by Nye and Fletcher (1991).
* placed in family Amphisbatidae by Hodges in Kristensen (1999).
Range
M. tentoriferella: mostly northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.
M. trigama: southern Texas (see distribution map at butterfliesandmoths.org).
Season
M. tentoriferella flies from late August to October.
Remarks
Transferred to Depressariidae without subfamily ranking (2)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - no.4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1860: 211. (1)
Internet References
classification history (Brian Pitkin et al, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
Works Cited
1.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 156-174.
2.Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera)
Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L. 2014. Cladistics 30: 563–589.