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Species Agnippe prunifoliella - Hodges#1771

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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Agnippe
Species prunifoliella (Agnippe prunifoliella - Hodges#1771)
Hodges Number
1771
Explanation of Names
Agnippe prunifoliella (Chambers, 1873)
Evippe prunifoliella Chambers, 1873
Identification
Prunifoliella is Latin meaning "plum leaf", where Chambers found the caterpillars feeding.
Food
Chambers (1873) reported the larvae feed on leaves of Prunus americana (American Plum). (1)
Busck (1903) adds peach, also in Prunus. (2)
Remarks
The larvae are known to be parisitized by the Ichneumon wasp Orgilus gelechiae (278).
Print References
Busck, A., 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 25: 806. (2)
Chambers, V.T., 1873. Micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 5(10): 186. (1)
Lee, S. & R.L. Brown 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 1818: 1–55, f.52
Works Cited
1.Micro-Lepidoptera
V. T. Chambers. 1873. The Canadian Entomologist 5(5): 85-91.
2.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems