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Species Batrachedra enormis - Large Batrachedra Moth - Hodges#1413

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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 Batrachedridae
Genus Batrachedra
Species enormis (Large Batrachedra Moth - Hodges#1413)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Batrachedra enormis Meyrick, 1928
Explanation of Names
Author: Meyrick, 1928
Wingspan: 27-30mm (1)
Adult: Head ochreous-whitish, with dark gray median stripe, sometimes a dark gray spot behind eye. Palpi pale yellowish, with second joint with rather strong projecting apical tuft and blackish-gray band above base and before apex. Antennae, male, dark gray becoming yellow-whitish towards base; female, whitish irregularly suffused greyish above, three obscure gray bands towards apex. FW very narrow, moderately pointed male, pale brassy-ochreous; female, whitish-ochreous. Narrow blackish-grey dorsal streak from base to tornus. (1)
Note sexual dimorphism. See Meyrick, 1928, in Print References below. (1)
Print References
Meyrick, E. 1928. Gelechidae. Exotic Microlepidoptera. 3: 394. (1)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 6.14m; p. 75.
Works Cited
1.Exotic Microlepidoptera, volumes 1-5, 1912-1937. (1969 reprint)
J. F. Gates Clarke, Edward Meyrick, T. B. Bainbrigge-Fletcher, J. T. Janse. 1969. E. W. Classey Ltd.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems