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Species Keiferia inconspicuella - Hodges#2050

2050  - Keiferia inconspicuella St. Andrews leaf miner maybe on Solanum carolinianum 2015 1 - Keiferia inconspicuella Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Solanum carolinense D965 2018 2 - Keiferia inconspicuella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Solanum carolinense D1008 2018 2 - Keiferia inconspicuella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Solanum carolinense D1107 2018 1 - Keiferia inconspicuella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Solanum carolinense D1107 2018 2 - Keiferia inconspicuella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Solanum carolinense D1107 adult 2018 1 - Keiferia inconspicuella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Solanum carolinense D1107 2018 2 - Keiferia inconspicuella
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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 Keiferia
Species inconspicuella (Keiferia inconspicuella - Hodges#2050)
Hodges Number
2050
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Keiferia inconspicuella (Murtfeldt, 1883)
Tildenia inconspicuella Murtfeldt, 1883
Numbers
There are six named species of the genus Keiferia in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Identification
Keiferia inconspicuella is not distinguishable from
Keiferia glochinella or Keiferia georgei by wing maculation. (3)
Dissection or DNA to determine.
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Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD)
Range
Oklahoma(4) and Missouri to Florida. (1), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Food
Carolina horsenettle, Solanum carolinense L. (6)
See Also

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Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Busck, A. 1939. Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 86(3064). (7)
Lee, S., R.W. Hodges, & R.L. Brown 2009. Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39. (2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
3.A new species of Tildenia [Keiferia] from Illinois (Gelechiidae)
Ronald W, Hodges. 1985. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39(3): 151-155.
4.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.Insect Ecology: Behavior, Populations and Communities
P. W. Price, R. F. Denno, M. D. Eubanks. 2011. Cambridge University Press.
7.Restriction of the genus Gelechia (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), with descriptions of new genera
August Busck. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 86(3064): 563-593.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems