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Species Dichomeris laetitia - Hodges#2294.3

Dichomeris laetitia #2294.3 - Dichomeris laetitia 2294.3   - Dichomeris laetitia Dichomeris laetitia Dichomeris laetitia Dichomeris laetitia Dichomeris sp. for ID - Dichomeris laetitia Dichomeris laetitia Small pearl moth w brown marks - Dichomeris laetitia
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species laetitia (Dichomeris laetitia - Hodges#2294.3)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris laetitia Hodges, 1986 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 070700
Illinois to Oklahoma, Mississippi and Maryland. (2)
Holotype ♂ collected in Illinois, Putnam County (7 June 1962). (3)
See Also
Dichomeris furia has a somewhat differently shaped black marking on the forewing that touches the inner margin, in laetitia it does not touch. D. furia also has a more contrasting bluish sub-terminal area. The sub-terminal area in laetitia is light gray and hardly contrasts with the rest of the wing (Hugh McGuinness).
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 7.1, Revision of North American Gelechiidae family and its three subfamilies, p. 88, plate 2, fig. 22. (1)