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Species Aristotelia rubidella - Hodges#1762

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Aristotelia
Species rubidella (Aristotelia rubidella - Hodges#1762)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Ruby Aristotelia (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aristotelia rubidella (Clemens, 1860) (2)
Gelechia ? rubidella Clemens, 1860 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #051125
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "red."
Total length 5-7 mm. (1)
"The interstices between the black markings in the costal half of the FW need to be contrastingly white (or whitish) for it to be roseosuffusella." Terry Harrison
North Carolina west to Oklahoma, south to Florida and Texas. (1)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 163. (3)
Works Cited
1.Perterson field guide to moths of southeastern North America.
Seabrooke Leckie & David Beadle. 2018. Peterson Field Guides, 652 pp.
2.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.
3.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 156-174.