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Species Dichomeris ochripalpella - Shining Dichomeris - Hodges#2289

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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 Dichomeris
Species ochripalpella (Shining Dichomeris - Hodges#2289)
Hodges Number
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."
Total length 7-8 mm. (2)
Adult - easily recognized by its light orange labial palps.
Records from the eastern United States and southeastern Canada, apparently absent from the southeast. (3)
Larvae found in association with aster and goldenrod species.
Adult moths occur from June to August, but mainly in July.
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