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Species Dichomeris isa - Hodges#2301.2

toothed Dichomeris - Dichomeris isa Hodges#2301.2 - Dichomeris isa Moth - Dichomeris isa Moth - Dichomeris isa
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species isa (Dichomeris isa - Hodges#2301.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris isa Hodges, 1986
Phylogenetic sequence #420564
Wingspan about 13 mm.
Adult - forewing dark gray or blackish with broad white stripe along costa, stopping short of apex; inner edge of stripe has 2 small oblique "teeth" pointing toward outer margin; fringe scales dark. Hindwing medium gray with wide fringe.
Scattered records from Minnesota to southeastern Ontario, south to Florida, west to Oklahoma and Nebraska, and again in Arizona and California. (1)
Holotype ♂ collected in Oklahoma, Sequoyah County, Tenkiller Lake (6-9 VII 1979). (2)
See Also
D. serrativittella and 3 species (imitata, simulata, xanthoa) described by Ronald Hodges in 1986 are inseparable from isa based on external characters, but apparently none of those 4 species occurs in the northeast.
Print References
Hodges, R.W. 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.103, pl.3.3 (3)
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