Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Faculta inaequalis - Palo Verde Webworm - Hodges#2206

Moth - Faculta inaequalis Moth - Faculta inaequalis Moth - Faculta inaequalis Moth - Faculta inaequalis Moth - Faculta inaequalis Moth 6 - Faculta inaequalis Micro - Faculta inaequalis paloverde webbing (on Parkinsonia) - Faculta inaequalis
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Faculta
Species inaequalis (Palo Verde Webworm - Hodges#2206)
Hodges Number
2206
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Faculta inaequalis (Busck, 1910)
Gelechia inaequalis Busck, 1910 (1)
Bryotropha inaequalis
Gelechia clistrodoma Meyrick, 1923 (2)
Size
Forewing length 4.5-6.5 mm. (3)
Range
The low deserts of the Colorado River and southern Arizona. (3)
Type location: Mesilla, New Mexico (C.N. Ainslie collection).
Season
Probably year round in southern Arizona (BugGuide records).
Print References
Busck, A., 1910. New microlepidoptera from New Mexico and California and a synoptic table of the North American species of Heliodines Stainton. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 11(4): 180. (1)
Meyrick, E., 1923. Gelechiidae. Exotic Microlepidoptera 3: 21 (Gelechia clistrodoma).
Works Cited
1.New Microlepidoptera from New Mexico and California and a synoptic table of the North American species of Heliodines (Stainton)
August Busck. 1910. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 11: 175-188.
2.Exotic Microlepidoptera, volumes 1-5, 1912-1937. (1969 reprint)
J. F. Gates Clarke, Edward Meyrick, T. B. Bainbrigge-Fletcher, J. T. Janse. 1969. E. W. Classey Ltd.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.