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Species Gnorimoschema powelli - Hodges#1996.5

Moth - Gnorimoschema powelli Moth for ID - Gnorimoschema powelli 1996.5  - Gnorimoschema powelli
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gnorimoschemini
Genus Gnorimoschema
Species powelli (Gnorimoschema powelli - Hodges#1996.5)
Hodges Number
1996.5
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnorimoschema powelli Povolný, 1998 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #421239.00
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Dr. Jerry A. Powell.
Size
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 11.3-13 mm.
♀ 11.2-13 mm.
Range
California and Arizona(?) (2)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported adults from late October to early February. (3)
Povolný (1998) reported adults fly November to December, and rarely January. (4)
Food
Larvae induce galls on the stems of desert broom (Baccharis sarothroides). (3)
Print References
Povolný, D., 1998. Two new Nearctic genera of the tribe Gnorimoschemini, with descriptions of three new species. Entomologische Abhanglungen (Dresden) 58(6): 1–12.
Povolný, D., 1998. New taxa and faunistic records of the tribe Gnorimoschemini from the Nearctic region (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae). Stapfia (Linz) 55: 332, Figs. 12, 13; photo 9, 10. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.98, pl.10.1.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
BOLD Systems - DNA supported specimens