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Species Aristotelia pudibundella - Hodges#1756

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Aristotelia
Species pudibundella (Aristotelia pudibundella - Hodges#1756)
Hodges Number
1756
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aristotelia pudibundella (Zeller, 1873)
Gelechia (Ergatis) pudibundella Zeller, 1873 (1)
Gelechia intermediella Chambers, 1878 (2), (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420667.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "shamefaced, bashful, modest, blushing."
Numbers
There are 39 described species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Eastern United States north to at least Maine.
Recorded from Haiti and St. Croix.
Zeller (1873) specimens: Texas, July 29th (Boll, Belfrage); Beverly, Massachusetts, July (Burgess). (1)
Chambers (1877) examined specimens from Texas, Missouri and Kentucky.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection points.
Season
Most records are from March through August. (5)
Food
Larval hosts include:
Malus Apple. (1)
Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd. (sweet acacia).
Print References
Busck, 1903. A revision of the American Gelechid moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 796. (6)
Chambers, V.T., 1877. Tineina from Texas. The Canadian Entomologist, 9(2): 23. (7)
Forbes, W.T.M., 1906. Field tablets of Lepidoptera. 116.
Zeller, P.C., 1873. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 23: 273. (1)
Works Cited
1.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 2.
Philipp Christoph Zeller. 1873. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 23: 201-334.
2.Art. III - Descriptions of new Tineina from Texas, and others from more northern localities.
Vactor Tousey Chambers . 1878. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4: 79-106.
3.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
7.Tineina from Texas.
Vactor Tousey Chambers . 1877. The Canadian Entomologist 9(2, 4): 22-26, 71-74.