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Species Aproaerema nigrella - Hodges#2221

2221 ?    - Aproaerema nigrella Moth - Aproaerema nigrella Moth - Aproaerema nigrella  Syncopacma nigrella - Aproaerema nigrella Syncopacma nigrella - Aproaerema nigrella 2221  - Aproaerema nigrella Arizona Moth - Aproaerema nigrella
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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 Aproaerema
Species nigrella (Aproaerema nigrella - Hodges#2221)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aproaerema nigrella (Chambers, 1875)
Syncopacma nigrella (Chambers, 1875)
Gelechia nigrella Chambers, 1875 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "shining black."
There are at least five Aproaerema species found in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 4.3-6 mm. (2)
The original description as Gelechia nigrella Chambers, is available online in the print references below.
Some of the specimens examined lack the white transverse band. (2)
Occurs throughout the eastern United States, west to Wyoming, Washington and California. (3), (2)
Adults are most common from February to October. (4)
Larval hosts are lupines, including Lupinus albifrons, Lupinus chamissonis and Lupinus versicolor. (5)
Print References
Aarvik, L., B.Å. Bengtsson, H. Elven, P. Ivinskis, U. Jürivete, O. Karsholt, M. Mutanen, N. Savenkov, 2017. Nordic-Baltic Checklist of Lepidoptera. Norwegian Journal of Entomology, Supplement 3:PDF
Chambers, V.T., 1875. Tineina of the United States. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science 2(3): 250. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 100, pl. 10.22. (2)