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Genus Bryotropha

2234a Bryotropha similis 1923 - Bryotropha similis Unknown moth - Bryotropha 1923.1  - Bryotropha hodgesi Bryotropha similis 1923 - Bryotropha similis Gelechiid - Bryotropha similis moth - Bryotropha - male 1922 (Bryotropha branella) - Bryotropha branella unknown moth - Bryotropha
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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 Anomologinae
Genus Bryotropha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bryotropha Heinemann, 1870
Formerly in tribe Anomologini (1)
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet is from Greek βρύον τροφή meaning "moss (for) food."
Identification
Food
Mosses.
See Also
Neodactylota can have a wing pattern similar to some species in Bryotropha.
Print References
Heinemann, H., 1877. Die Schmetterlinge Deutschlands und der Schweitz. 2.2: 233.
Rutten, Twan & Ole Karsholt, 2004. Review of the Nearctic species of Bryotropha Heinemann (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 740: 9. (2)
Internet References
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.Review of the Nearctic species of Bryotropha (Heinemann) Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae
Twan Rutten, Ole Karsholt. 2004. Zootaxa, 740: 1–42.