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Genus Keiferia

micro help, please - Keiferia lycopersicella 2047  - Keiferia lycopersicella Gelechiidae larva on Ground Cherry - Keiferia georgei - male Unknown Micromoth - Keiferia St. Andrews leaf miner maybe on Solanum carolinianum 2015 3 - Keiferia inconspicuella St. Andrews leaf miner maybe on Solanum carolinianum 2015 4 - Keiferia inconspicuella Gnorimoschemini - Keiferia lycopersicella Moth  - Keiferia lycopersicella
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gnorimoschemini
Genus Keiferia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Keiferia Busck, 1939 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Hartford H. Keifer, a pioneer in California microlepidoptera. (1)
There are six named species of Keiferia in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Works Cited
1.Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera
August Busck. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 86(3064): 563-593.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.