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Species Faculta inaequalis - Palo Verde Webworm - Hodges#2206

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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 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.