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Species Walshia amorphella - Hodges#1616

twig gall on false indigo bush - Walshia amorphella Remains of Walshia amorphella gall in last years stem? - Walshia amorphella Stem gall, indigo bush - Walshia amorphella Cosmopterigidae, Cosmet Moth, Indigo Bush, lateral - Walshia amorphella Cosmopterigidae, Cosmet Moth, Lead plant, lateral - Walshia amorphella - male Walshia from Amorpha fruticosa - Walshia amorphella Cosmopterigidae, stem gall on Lead plant - Walshia amorphella Cosmopterigidae, gall on Lead Plant - Walshia amorphella
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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 Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Subfamily Chrysopeleiinae
Genus Walshia
Species amorphella (Walshia amorphella - Hodges#1616)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Walshia amorphella Clemens, 1860
Explanation of Names
Author: Clemens, 1864
Amorpha canescens (Leadplant) and Amorpha fruticosa (False Indigo Bush)
Life Cycle
Life cycle images:
1.gall on leadplant 2.larva in gall 3.larva
The caterpillar develops in an oval stem gall in lead plant (Amorpha), 1.5 inches long and 0.5 inch in diameter. (1)
Print References
Clemens, B. 1860. North American Micro-Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia. 2: 419
Hodges, R.W. 1961. Review of the genus Walshia Clemens with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society. 56: 68
Hodges, R.W. 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1, p. 126; pl. 4.60. (2)
Works Cited
1.Plant Galls and Gall Makers
Ephraim Porter Felt. 1940. Comstock Publishing Company, Inc., Ithaca NY.
2.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 6.1, Gelechioidea, Antequerinae, Cosmopteriginae, Chrysopeleiinae.
Hodges, R. W. 1978. London: E. W. Classey Ltd. and The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, 166 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group