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Species Dichomeris aleatrix - Buffy Dichomeris Moth - Hodges#2291.1

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 aleatrix (Buffy Dichomeris Moth - Hodges#2291.1)
Hodges Number
2291.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris aleatrix Hodges, 1986
* phylogenetic sequence #070475
Size
~9mm TL
Identification
D. aleatrix has the posterior margin of the yellow area pointing to the anal angle and a gray edging along the middle of the costa unlike inserrata - Steve Nanz 6/25/20
Range
Records from southern Ontario south to Tennessee, north to Illinois. (1)
Type locality: Putnam County, Illinois. (2)
Food
Larval hosts include hairy sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus Raf., Asteraceae), stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus Nutt.) and goldenrod (Solidago, Asteraceae). (3)
Print References
Brown, J.W, D. Adamski, R.W. Hodges & S.M. Bahr, II 2004. Catalog of the type specimens of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Zootaxa 510: 11 (PDF) (2)
Hodges, R. W., 1986. MONA Fascicle 7.1: 91, pl.2.27 (4)