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Species Holophysis emblemella - Hodges#2255

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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 Holophysis
Species emblemella (Holophysis emblemella - Hodges#2255)
Hodges Number
2255
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Holophysis emblemella (Clemens, 1860) (1)
Strobisia emblemella Clemens, 1860 (2), (3), (4)
Phylogenetic sequence #420499.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "mosaic, emblem."
Size
Forewing length 9 mm. (4)
Identification
Adult - forewing brown-black, with steel-blue markings: a basal band, and antemedial band from costa across cell, a very irregular, narrower medial band, partly fused with the discal dot and forked toward inner margin, a costal spot four-fifths way out to apex, and a subterminal band reaching two-thirds way to costa and very irregular on outer side. The bands easily become dulled in old specimens. (4)
Range
Records from Illinois to Pennsylvania, south to Florida and Alabama. (5)
Food
Larval host is buckeye (Aesculus). (6), (4)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 165. (2)
Works Cited
1.Tineina, Pterophorina, Orneodina, Pyralidina and Hepialina (part).
Lord Walsingham. 1915. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera 4: 1-482.
2.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 156-174.
3.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.
4.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database