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Species Gnorimoschema gallaeasterella - Hodges#1985

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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 Gnorimoschema
Species gallaeasterella (Gnorimoschema gallaeasterella - Hodges#1985)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnorimoschema gallaeasterella (Kellicott, 1878) (1)
Gelechia gallaeasterella Kellicott, 1878
There are more than 90 species of the genus Gnorimoschema in America north of Mexico. (2)
Kellicott 1878) reported a wingspan of 20 mm.
The original description as Gelechia gallaeasterella Kellicott is available in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Widespread throughout North America. (4), (5)
The adults are most common from June to October. (6)
Larval hosts include the following.
Solidago sp. (goldenrod). (7)
Aster umbellatus Mill. (parasol whitetop). (8)
Life Cycle
The larvae form spindle galls on the host plant. (7)
Gnorimoschema gallaeasterella is the host for at least two Copidosoma species. (Chalcid Wasps).
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (6)
Print References
Kellicott, 1878. A new gall moth and notes on the larvae of other gall moths. The Canadian Entomologist. 10: 203.