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Species Aroga trialbamaculella - Red-striped Fireworm Moth - Hodges#2198

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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Aroga
Species trialbamaculella (Red-striped Fireworm Moth - Hodges#2198)
Hodges Number
2198
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aroga trialbamaculella (Chambers, 1875) (1)
Gelechia trialbamaculella Chambers
Numbers
There are more than 20 species of the genus Aroga in America north of Mexico. (2)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Maine to Florida; Illinois to Texas. (4) Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
The adults appear to be most common March to October, but have records every moth of the year. (2)
Heppner (2003) listed January to September, November and December for Florida. (4)
Food
Heppner (2003) listed the following host plants. (4)
Comptonia sp. (sweet fern) Myricaceae [Myrtaceae].
Epigaea sp. (trailing arbutus) Ericaceae.
Myrtus sp. (myrtle) Myricaceae.
Quercus ilicifolia Wangenh. (bear oak) Fagaceae.
Quercus laevis Walter (turkey oak).
Robinia sp. (locust) Leguminosae.
Vaccinium ashei [Vaccinium virgatum] (blueberry) Ericaceae.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Busck, A., 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of The United States National Museum 25: 858. (5)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.