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Species Aroga epigaeella - Hodges#2189

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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 Gelechiini
Genus Aroga
Species epigaeella (Aroga epigaeella - Hodges#2189)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aroga epigaeella (Chambers, 1881) (1), (2)
Gelechia epigaeella Chambers 1881
There are more than 20 species of the genus Aroga in America north of Mexico. (3)
Scattered records throughout eastern North America. (4), (2), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Tha main flight period appears to be April to September. (3)
The larvae are reported to feed on Epigaea repens L. (trailing arbutus). (5)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
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.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
5.A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine. Part 2, The Microlepidoptera. Section 1 & 2
Auburn E. Brower. 1984. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 114: 1-70.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems