Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Filatima biminimaculella (Chambers, 1880)
Gelechia biminimaculella Chambers, 1880
Fascista biminimaculella (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #066150
Explanation of Names
"Biminimaculella" is probably from Latin bis- "double,twice" + minium- "a red mineral" + macula- "spot" + the ending -ella, which adds the meaning of "little". The species description mentions "a small ochreous spot on each side of the apex of the thorax"
A brown moth similar to Filatima pseudoacaciella (Chambers, 1872) with "small ochreous spot on each side of the apex of the thorax" as noted above.
MPG records range from Maryland south to Florida, west to central Texas, north to Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. (2)
Filatima pseudoacaciella (Chambers, 1872) lacks ochreous spot on each side of the apex of the thorax.
Busck, August 1939. Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera. Proc. USNM 86: 575 (3)
Chambers, V.T. 1880. Descriptions of some New Tineina, with notes on a few old species. Journal Cincinnati Soc. Nat. Hist. 2 (4): 183
Clarke, J.F. Gates 1947. Notes on, and new species of, American moths of the genus Filatima
Busck (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera). Journal of the Washington Academy Sciences 37(8): 275 (1)
- DNA supported specimens