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Species Xenolechia ontariensis - Hodges#1878

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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Xenolechia
Species ontariensis (Xenolechia ontariensis - Hodges#1878)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xenolechia ontariensis Keifer, 1933
There are six named Xenolechia species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification from photos is difficult for this group.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD)


Manitoba to Texas in eastern North America. Records from Arizona and possibly California.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from April to July. (MPG)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lee, S. & R.L. Brown 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), pp. 6, 55, fig. 32. (2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Sangmi Lee & Richard L. Brown (2008). 2008. Zootaxa 1818: 1–55 .