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Species Dichomeris setosella - Hodges#2302

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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species setosella (Dichomeris setosella - Hodges#2302)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris setosella (Clemens, 1860)
Trichotaphe setosella Clemens, 1860
Begoe costolutella Chambers, 1872 (1)
Ypsolophus eupatoriella Chambers, 1872 (1)
Nothris dolabella Zeller, 1873 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #071200
Larva to about 13 mm (Chambers, 1972).
Mark Dreiling’s specimen
DNA supported to species Dichomeris setosella

Mark Dreiling’s specimen
DNA supported to genus Dichomeris sp.

Larva - Greenish white. See Chambers (1972) under Ypsolophus eupatoriella in Print References.
Records from Maine to Florida, east to eastern Texas, Oklahoma, and Illinois. (2), (3)
Larval hosts include: (Chambers, 1872) (4)
white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. angustata, Asteraceae)
sweetscent (Pluchea odorata)
white crownbeard (Verbesina virginica L.)
ironweed (Vernonia Schreb.)
eastern white pine (Pinus strobus L., Pinaceae)
arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis L., Cupressaceae)
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1872. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 4(12): 221 (syn. Ypsolophus eupatoriella)
Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology - No.4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 166
Hodges, R.W. 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.79; pl.2.7-8