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Species Dichomeris stipendiaria - Hodges#2304

Dichomeris stipendiaria for Oregon July - Dichomeris stipendiaria
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species stipendiaria (Dichomeris stipendiaria - Hodges#2304)
Hodges Number
2304
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris stipendiaria (Braun, 1925)
Trichotaphe stipendiaria Braun, 1925
* phylogenetic sequence #071400
Explanation of Names
Specific name stipendiaria is Latin meaning "mercenary."
Size
Wingspan 17-18 mm (Braun, 1925).
Forewing length 6-9 mm. (1)
Identification
Larva - pale whitish tinted green or grey. Head and first thoratic segment shiny black, second thoratic segment velvety black, anterior half of third segment white with five black longitudinal dashes (Braun, 1925).
Range
Records from Utah and the Pacific Northwest. (1), (2)
Food
Braun collected and reared larvae on golenrod (Solidago).
Life Cycle
Larva makes a cylindrical roll of host leaf where the upper leaf surface is rolled inside (Braun, 1925).
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1925. Microlepidoptera of northern Utah. Trans. American Ent. Soc. 51(3): 196
Hodges, R.W. 1986. MONA Fascicle 7.1, p.89; pl.2.23-24.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.101, pl.10.32m (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group