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Species Dichomeris juncidella - Hodges#2298

Dichomeris juncidella Dichomeris ex Bidens bipinnata - Dichomeris juncidella Gelechiidae - Dichomeris juncidella Gelechiid - Dichomeris juncidella Dichomeris juncidella - male Dichomeris juncidella Skinny black moth - Dichomeris juncidella Dichomeris juncidella - male
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species juncidella (Dichomeris juncidella - Hodges#2298)
Hodges Number
2298
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris juncidella (Clemens, 1860)
Trichotaphe juncidella Clemens, 1860
Gelechia pallipalpis Walker, 1864 (1)
Depressaria dubitella Chambers, 1872 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #070950
Identification
Range
Records from Wisconsin east to southern Quebec and Maine, south to Florida, west to Louisiana and Oklahoma. (2)
Food
Larvae are leaf folders, hosts include: (3), (4)
annual ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. (Asteraceae)
great ragweed, Ambrosia trifida L. (Asteraceae)
threetip sagebrush, Artemisia tripartite Rydb. (Asteraceae)
Jerusalem artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus L. (Asteraceae)
goldenrod, Solidago (Asteraceae)
devil's walkingstick, Aralia spinosa L. (Araliaceae)
See Also
Dichomeris agonia has a straight, somewhat jagged pm. line, not outwardly curved as in juncidella, and head with orange scales.
Print References
Clemens, B. 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology - No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1860: 166
Hodges, R.W. 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.110; pl.3.16 (5)
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