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Species Filatima biminimaculella - Hodges#2136

Micro Moth - Filatima biminimaculella Micro Moth - Filatima biminimaculella
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Filatima
Species biminimaculella (Filatima biminimaculella - Hodges#2136)
Hodges Number
2136
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"
Identification
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.
Range
MPG records range from Maryland south to Florida, west to central Texas, north to Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee. (2)
See Also
Filatima pseudoacaciella (Chambers, 1872) lacks ochreous spot on each side of the apex of the thorax.
Print References
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)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
BOLD Systems - DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Notes on, and new species of, American moths of the genus Filatima Busck (Gelechiidae: Lepidoptera).
J.F. Gates Clarke. 1947. Journal of the Washington Academy Sciences 37(8): 263-275.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera
August Busck. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 86(3064): 563-593.