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Species Prolita puertella - Hodges#1895

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
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)
There are more than 20 named species of Prolita in America north of Mexico. (3)
Several awaiting description. (3)
Wingspan 18-20 mm. (1)
The original description is available online as Gelechia puertella Busck. (1) (2)
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.
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)