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Species Anacampsis levipedella - Hodges#2241

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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 Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Anacampsis
Species levipedella (Anacampsis levipedella - Hodges#2241)
Hodges Number
2241
Other Common Names
Silver-dashed Anacampsis (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anacampsis levipedella (Clemens, 1863) (2)
Strobisia levipedella Clemens, 1863 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420483.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "light-footed," for its "dancing" habit when "it alights after a flight, it walks in a wavy line and turns round several times in a circle." (3) See Remarks section below for more information on this behavior in microlepidoptera.
Size
Total length 12 mm. (1)
Range
Records from the eastern half of the United States. (4)
Season
Apr-Oct (mostly) (4)
Remarks
Watch Victor Engel video of "dancing" behavior of Anacampsis levipedella. See Kawahara, Nishida & Rubinoff, 2011 (JoLS 65) for possible explanations for this behavior in microlepidoptera.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1863. American micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2(1): 4. (3)
Works Cited
1.Perterson field guide to moths of southeastern North America.
Seabrooke Leckie & David Beadle. 2018. Peterson Field Guides, 652 pp.
2.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.American micro-lepidoptera.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1863. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2(1): 4-14.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group