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Species Polyhymno acaciella - Hodges#2210

Moth unknown - Polyhymno acaciella Moth unknown - Polyhymno acaciella Polyhymno acaciella
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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 Thiotrichinae
Genus Polyhymno
Species acaciella (Polyhymno acaciella - Hodges#2210)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Polyhymno acaciella Busck, [1901] 1900
Wingspan: 12.5-14 mm (Busck 1900).
Type locality: Texas.
Sweet Acacia, Vachellia farnesiana, (Busck 1900).
See Also
Polyhymno luteostrigella Chambers, 1874 is described by Busck (1900) as smaller with markings lighter and more golden colored versus darker brown in acaciella.
Several cryptic species are apparently represented at BOLD based on DNA barcode.
Print References
Busck, A., 1900. New American Tineina. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 8(4): 235.