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Species Helcystogramma melantherella - Hodges#2270

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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Helcystogramma
Species melantherella (Helcystogramma melantherella - Hodges#2270)
Hodges Number
2270
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Helcystogramma melantherella (Busck, 1900)
Trichotaphe melantherella Busck 1900 (1)
Size
Wingspan 12.5-13 mm. (1)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Range
North Carolina to Florida and Texas. (3), (4), (5), (6)
Lectotype ♂ collected Palm Beach, Florida. 13-III-1900, Designated by Hodges (1986). (7)
Food
One known larval host plant is Cynara scolymus (globe artichoke).
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (8)
Print References
Busck, A. 1900. New species of moths in the superfamily Tineina from Florida. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 23: 232. (1)
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: 911. (9)