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Species Dichomeris ochripalpella - Shining Dichomeris - Hodges#2289

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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species ochripalpella (Shining Dichomeris - Hodges#2289)
Hodges Number
2289
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris ochripalpella (Zeller, 1873)
Gelechia ochripalpella Zeller, 1873
Trichotaphe ochripalpella
Trichotaphe alacella Clemens, 1862 (preocc.) (1)
Gelechia goodellella Chambers, 1881 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #070375
Explanation of Names
Specific name ochripalpella is Greek meaning "ochreous palps."
Size
Total length 7-8 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - easily recognized by its light orange labial palps.
Range
Records from the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, apparently absent from the southeast. (3)
Habitat
Larvae found in association with aster and goldenrod species.
Season
Adult moths occur from June to August, but mainly in July.
Food
Host plants appear to be members of the Compositae.
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.66-67 (preview) (2)
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.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group