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Species Strobisia iridipennella - Hodges#2253

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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 Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Strobisia
Species iridipennella (Strobisia iridipennella - Hodges#2253)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Strobisia iridipennella Clemens, 1860 (1), (2)
Strobisia aphroditeella Chambers, 1872 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420496.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "iridescent wings."
Wingspan about 10 mm.
Adult: forewing slender, dark brown to blackish with three iridescent blue streaks evenly-spaced along costa (and projecting at right-angles toward middle of wing); another blue steak in basal area, and three blue spots in median area; subterminal area with three pale but faint whitish patches; hindwing dark gray to blackish, either unmarked or with a few whitish dots in median area; legs banded black and white; remainder of body dark gray to blackish.
Eastern United States: New York to Florida, west to Texas and Illinois.
See Also
Strobisia proserpinella has spots in median area replaced by a single streak short perpendicular to the inner margin near the anal angle. It also has two spots in the basal area instead of a single streak.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology. - No. 3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 12: 164. (1)
Walsingham, Lord. 1910 Tineina, Pterophorina, Orneodina, and Pyralidina and Hepialina (part).Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera.. 4: 80-81. (4)
Works Cited
1.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 156-174.
2.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
Vactor Tousey Chambers . 1872. The Canadian Entomologist 4(1-12): 7-12,25-29,41-44,65-69,88-92,106-108,126-133,146-150,169-175,191-195,206-209,221-226.
4.Tineina, Pterophorina, Orneodina, Pyralidina and Hepialina (part).
Lord Walsingham. 1915. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera 4: 1-482.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems