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Species Isophrictis magnella - Hodges#1694

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Isophrictis
Species magnella (Isophrictis magnella - Hodges#1694)
Hodges Number
1694
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isophrictis magnella (Busck, 1903)
Paltodora magnella Busck, 1903
Phylogenetic sequence # 049375
Numbers
There are 18 described species in the genus Isophrictis listed for America, north of Mexico.
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 6.5-7.75 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
California and Colorado. (1)
Food
Powell & Opler took them on sawtooth goldenbush (Hazardia squarrosa).(1)
Remarks
This species was previously confused with I. anteliella here and on MPG. Images of both species were placed to magnella, and the two images placed here and the two shown for this species on MPG were all magnella. The species appears to be represented by BOLD:AAG5257. Additional species, identities unknown, were lumped in with magnella on BugGuide as well.
Several BOLD BINs include species similar to magnella. BOLD:AAG5258, BOLD:AAZ2291, and BOLD:AAH7363 are most similar but differ in usually having the white along the costa broader and in having fewer white bars near the wing apex. BOLD:AAH5187, which represents a species complex so far found only in AZ, includes some similar specimens, and BOLD:AAH5168 is similar as well.
Print References
Busck, A. 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 775. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, plate 7.32f, p. 85. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
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.