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Species Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella - Hodges#1874

Unidentified Moth ??? - Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella 1874   - Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella moth - Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella Gelechiid ex Quercus michauxii - Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella twirler moth - Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella Pseudotelphusa - Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Pseudotelphusa
Species quercinigracella (Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella - Hodges#1874)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudotelphusa quercinigracella (Chambers, 1872) (1)
Gelechia quercinigracella Chambers, 1872
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Eastern United States and across southern Canada. (3), (4), (5), (6)
The adults are most common from April to September. (6)
Quercus sp. (oak)
Life Cycle
Leaf-tying caterpillar.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1969. Two species of apple-feeding Gelechiids new to science (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 71(2): 203. (1)