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Species Aristotelia ivae - Hodges#1743

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Aristotelia
Species ivae (Aristotelia ivae - Hodges#1743)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aristotelia ivae Busck, 1900 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #420657.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus.
Wingspan 11.2-11.8 mm. (1)
Type locality: Palm Beach, Florida (Dr. Dyar). (1)
Eastern Baccharis (Baccharis halimifolia). (2)
Rooseveltweed (Baccharis neglecta). (2)
One of two species, the other being Bucculatrix ivella, described by Busck (1900) from material reared by Harrison Dyar and named for the supposed host plant, Iva frutescens. Both in fact feed on Baccharis halimifolia, which is superfically similar to I. frutescens and often cooccurs with it in salt marshes.
Print References
Busck, A., 1900. New species of moths in the superfamily Tineina from Florida. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 23: 225. (1)
Diatloff G. & W.A. Palmer, 1988. The host specificity and biology of Aristotelia ivae Busck (Gelechiidae) and Lorita baccharivora Pogue (Tortricidae), two microlepidoptera selected as biological control agents for Baccharis halimifolia (Asteraceae) in Australia. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 90(4): 458–461.
Works Cited
1.New species of moths in the superfamily Tineina from Florida.
August Busck. 1900. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 23: 225-254.
2.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
3.North American Moth Photographers Group