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Species Gnorimoschema saphirinella - Hodges#1998

Small Redish Moth - Gnorimoschema saphirinella dark orange micro - Gnorimoschema saphirinella Gnorimoschema saphirinella 1998  - Gnorimoschema saphirinella possible   - Gnorimoschema saphirinella Arizona Moth - Gnorimoschema saphirinella Gnorimoschema saphirinella Hodges#1998 - Gnorimoschema saphirinella
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gnorimoschemini
Genus Gnorimoschema
Species saphirinella (Gnorimoschema saphirinella - Hodges#1998)
Hodges Number
1998
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnorimoschema saphirinella (Chambers, 1875)
Gelechia saphirinella Chambers, 1875 (1)
Numbers
Gnorimoschema includes more than 90 species in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Forewing length 5.5-6.5 mm. (4)
Identification
The original description as Gelechia saphirinella Chambers is available online in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Range
Widespread records throughout North America. (6), (7), (8)
Season
There are records from February to October, but the adults are most common from April to August. (MPG records)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) report larvae feed on Ambrosia chamissonis (beach bur), and mentioned the Goeden & Ricker report of the larvae as leaf miners on A. confertifolia and A. psilostachya. (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Chambers, 1875. Prof. Frey of Zürich, and some American Tineina. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science. 250.
Nazari, V. & J. Landry 2012. Gnorimoschemini fauna of Alberta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, p. 24, table 2. (8)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 97, pl. 9.40. [listed as Gnorimoschema saphirinellum]. (4)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
7.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
8.Gnorimoschemini fauna of Alberta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Vazrick Nazari, Jean-François Landry. 2012. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 1-117.