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Species Coleotechnites eryngiella - Hodges#1808

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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 Coleotechnites
Species eryngiella (Coleotechnites eryngiella - Hodges#1808)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleotechnites eryngiella (Bottimer, 1926)
Recurvaria eryngiella Bottimer, 1926 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus (Eryngium).
Wingspan 7-10 mm. (1)
Mature larva is 7-8 mm. (1)
See original description for all life stages. (1)
Type locality: Stowell, Chambers County, Texas. (1)
Eryngium yuccifolium and Eryngium aquaticum. (2), (1)
Life Cycle
Larva; larvae; larvae; pupa; adult
See Also
Distinct from Coleotechnites apicitripunctella (Clemens) in having the face, head, and thorax white, and in lacking the annulations on the antennae.
Print References
Bottimer, L.J. 1926. Notes on some Lepidoptera from eastern Texas. Journal of agricultural research. 33(9):812. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on some Lepidoptera from eastern Texas.
L.J. Bottimer. 1926. Journal of Agricultural Research 33(9): 797-819.