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Species Stereomita andropogonis - Hodges#1725

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Stereomita
Species andropogonis (Stereomita andropogonis - Hodges#1725)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stereomita andropogonis Braun, 1922 (1),
Stereomita andropogonis is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico.(1), (2)
Wingspan 8.5-9.5 mm. (Braun)
The original description of Stereomita andropogonis Braun, is available online in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Eastern North America. (2)
Originally described from a Clermont County, Ohio specimen.
Larvae feed on flowers of Schizachyrium scoparium (Michx.) Nash (little bluestem). (4)
The adults are usually found among the host plant flowers in the morning and evening.
Adults fly at dawn and dusk. (4)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1922. A new genus in the Gelechiidae (Microlepodoptera) Entomological News and Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 33: 44.
Forbes, W.T.M. 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. 307. (4)
Meyrick, E. 1925. Genera Insectorum. Fascicules 184, Heterocera: Gelechiadae. 37.
Works Cited
1.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.