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Species Inga obscuromaculella - Hodges#1037

0901 Depressariodes sordidella ??? - Inga obscuromaculella Unidentified Oecophoridae  - Inga obscuromaculella 0901  - Inga obscuromaculella Depressaroides sordidella, #0901 - Inga obscuromaculella #0901 - Exaeretia sordidella? - Inga obscuromaculella Inga obscuromaculella? - Inga obscuromaculella Plain Brown Moth - Inga obscuromaculella Gelechioid moth - Inga obscuromaculella
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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 Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Inga
Species obscuromaculella (Inga obscuromaculella - Hodges#1037)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Inga obscuromaculella (Chambers, 1878)
Cryptolechia obscuromaculella Chambers, 1878
Machimia obscuromaculella
* phylogenetic sequence #029875
Wingspan 14-15 mm. (1)
This species has long been confused with Exaeretia sordidella here and on MPG. However, I. obscuromaculella differs significantly in pattern from E. sordidella based on the images on the BOLD taxon pages for each species. None of the specimens shown on the BOLD page for I. obscuromaculella have been barcoded. However, the specimens in BOLD:AAH5552 are clearly referable to this species based on comparison of external characters with the specimens shown on the species page (ASH 11 v 2020).
Known only from Texas.
Type location: Bosque Co., Texas.
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1878. Descriptions of new Tineina from Texas, and others from more northern localities. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4: 86
Clarke, J.F.G. 1941. Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 226-227 (1)
Hodges, R. W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2: p.102, pl.6.9 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American moths of the family Oecophoridae, with descriptions of new genera and species
J. F. Gates Clarke. 1941. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 90(3107): 33-286.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 6.2 Gelechioidea, Oecophoridae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1974. E. W. Classey Ltd. and RBD Publications Inc.