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Species Helcystogramma chambersella - Hodges#2265

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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 Helcystogramma
Species chambersella (Helcystogramma chambersella - Hodges#2265 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Helcystogramma chambersella (Murtfeldt, 1874)
Gelechia chambersella Murtfeldt, 1874
There are nine named species of Helcystogramma in America north of Mexico.
Five are found in western states. (1)
Forewing length 3.5-5 mm.(1)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Eastern North America; California and Arizona. (3), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The adults are most common during the months of April to September. (4)
The larvae have been found on Ambrosia artemisiella L. (ragweed).
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 102, pl. 10.28. (1)
Hodges, R.W., 1986. The Moth of North America Fascicle 7.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 131; pl. 4.14-15.(5)