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Species Scrobipalpa obsoletella - Hodges#2029

Euscrobipalpa obsoletella - Hodges #2029 - Scrobipalpa obsoletella
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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 Gnorimoschemini
Genus Scrobipalpa
Species obsoletella (Scrobipalpa obsoletella - Hodges#2029)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scrobipalpa obsoletella (F. von Röslerstamm, 1841)
Lita obsoletella Fischer von Roslerstamm 1841
Euscrobipalpa obsoletella (Fischer von Roslerstamm 1841) (Euscrobipalpa Povolný 1967 is a junior synonym of Scrobipalpa Janse 1951.)
First described in the U.S. as [synonym] Gnorimoschema miscitatella (Clarke, 1932)(1)
Scrobipalpa obsoletella is one of six species in America north of Mexico that previously were ascribed to the genus Euscrobipalpa. . (2), (3), (4)
Godart & Duponchel (1832) reported the wingspan as "5 lignes" or about 10.5 mm.
Throughout western North America and Europe. (1)
The main flight period appears to be April to September. (4), (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larvae bore into the stems of Chenopodium murale (nettleleaf goosefoot). (1)
Life Cycle
Powell & Opler (2009) reported pupation occurs in the stem. (1)
Scrobipalpa obsoletella is a European species that was first reported in Washington in 1932 and has spread throughout the western states. (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Godart, J.B. & P.A.J. Duponchel, 1832. Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France, 1: 261.
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 99, pl. 10, fig. 10. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group