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Species Hystrichophora taleana - Hodges#3395

Hystrichophora taleana 3395 Indigobush Twig Borer Moth  - Hystrichophora taleana Olethreutinae - Hystrichophora taleana Hystrichophora taleana Hystrichophora taleana Hystrichophora taleana brown moth with orange stripes on wings - Hystrichophora taleana Olethreutinae, subtle herbivory on Lead plant - Hystrichophora taleana
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Enarmoniini
Genus Hystrichophora
Species taleana (Hystrichophora taleana - Hodges#3395)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hystrichophora taleana (Grote, 1878)
Grapholitha taleana Grote, 1878
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin talea meaning "twig, stick."
Wingspan 18 mm (Grote, 1878).
Records from North Dakota and Minnesota, south to Oklahoma. (1)
Type locality: Illinois (Mr. Thos. E. Bean (2), (3)).
Leadplant, False Wild Indigo (Amorpha fruticosa) (Terry Harrison)
Life Cycle
Leaf shelter; larva; adult
Heinrich did not include this species in his revision of Eucosminae as he found it "impossible to recognize from the description." (4)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1878. Description of a new Grapholitha. The Canadian Entomologist 10(3): 54.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.A brief history of lepidopterology in Illinois.
Roderick R. Irwin. 1972. Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Science 65: 45-49.
3.Entomologists of Alberta.
P.W. Riegert. 1989. The Entomological Society of Canada.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.