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Species Exoteleia chillcotti - Hodges#1799

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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 Exoteleia
No Taxon (chillcotti or pinifoliella)
Species chillcotti (Exoteleia chillcotti - Hodges#1799)
Hodges Number
1799
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Exoteleia chillcotti Freeman, 1963 (1)
Coleotechnites chilcotti (Freeman, 1963)
Identification
Freeman (1963) original description of Exoteleia chillcotti. (1)
Range
Eastern North America.
Holotype from Louisiana. (1)
Season
The main flight period appears to be April through July.
Food
The larvae feed on the needles of Pinus palustris Mill. (longleaf pine). (2), (3)
See Also
Several Coleotechnites species are similar and range can be useful in distinguishing them
Print References
Freeman, T.N. 1963. Two new species of coniferous needle miners from Louisiana and the description of a new genus (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). The Canadian Entomologist 95: 730. (1)
Lee, S., Hodges, R.W. & R.L. Brown. 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 1818. (4)
Lee, S., Hodges, R.W. & R.L. Brown. 2009. Revised Checklist of Gelechiidae in America north of Mexico. Zootaxa 2231. (5)
Bennett, W.H. Pupal Morphology of Exoteleia chillcotti Freeman. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 68 181
Works Cited
1.Two new species of coniferous needle miners from Louisiana and the description of a new genus (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).
T.N. Freeman. 1963. The Canadian Entomologist, 95(7): 727-730.
2.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
3.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
4.Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Sangmi Lee & Richard L. Brown (2008). 2008. Zootaxa 1818: 1–55 .
5.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
8.Butterflies of North America