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Species Taygete gallaegenitella - Hodges#1845

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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 Autostichidae
Subfamily Symmocinae
Genus Taygete
Species gallaegenitella (Taygete gallaegenitella - Hodges#1845)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Taygete gallaegenitella (Clemens, 1864)
Gelechia gallaegenitella Clemens, 1864
Junior Synonym
Gelechia geminella (Riley, 1871)
Clemens, 1864) original description as Gelechia gallaegenitella is linked in the print references and presented here.
"Fore wings white, but so freely dusted with black as almost to obscure the ground color, especially between the bands. There are three oblique, black bands not distinctly marked, the first within the basal third of the wing, the second near the middle, the third, which is less distinct than the others placed about the apical third of the wing. Along the base of the costal and apical cilia is a line of black dots and the cilia are discolored with blackish: cilia of the inner margin dark gray. Hind wings pale gray: cilia grayish-oehreous.
Antennae blackish, annulated with whitish. Thorax white dusted with blackish. Head white with the ends of the scales touched with blackish. Labial palpi blackish; middle joint with a central and apical white ring ; terminal joint with a basal white ring, and one of the same hue, near the apex, which is blackish."
New York to Florida and Texas.
Edwards (1889) listed oak galls. (1)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1864. North American Micro-Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 2: 420.
Edwards, H., 1889. Biliographical catalogue of the described transformations of North American Lepidoptera. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 35: 122. [Cite:997420,122]