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Species Prolita puertella - Hodges#1895

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 Gelechiini
Genus Prolita
Species puertella (Prolita puertella - Hodges#1895)
Hodges Number
1895
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prolita puertella (Busck, 1916)
Lita puertella (Busck, 1916)
Gelechia puertella Busck, 1916 (1) (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific name for type location. (La Puerta)
Numbers
There are more than 20 named species of Prolita in America north of Mexico. (3)
Several awaiting description. (3)
Size
Wingspan 18-20 mm. (1)
Identification
The original description is available online as Gelechia puertella Busck. (1) (2)
Range
Scattered records from Montana to Baja California. (4), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Type locality: USA: California, San Diego Co., La Puerta.
Season
August to October records. (3)
See Also
Compare on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Busck, A. 1916. Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 18(3): p. 148. (1)