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Species Isophrictis anteliella - Hodges#1690

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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 Anomologinae
Genus Isophrictis
Species anteliella (Isophrictis anteliella - Hodges#1690)
Hodges Number
1690
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isophrictis anteliella (Busck, 1903)
Paltodora anteliella Busck, 1903 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #420604.00
Size
Wingspan 12-12.5 mm. (1)
Identification

Range
Engel reported them as common in western Pennsylvania. MPG records add Ohio, Illinois and east Texas. (2)
Type location: New Jersey.
Season
Early records show them abundant mid-August to mid-September in the northeast.
Food
Unknown. Other Isophrictis feed on plants in the family Asteraceae. (3)
Remarks
Images of this species were previously misplaced to I. magnella on BugGuide and on MPG. Additionally, both images shown for this species here (and both pinned specimens on MPG) were actually I. magnella. However, magnella and anteliella are not especially similar to each other relative to other species in this genus. The BIN corresponding to this species at BOLD includes four specimens misidentified as I. actinopa, which is similarly marked but tan, rather than red as I. anteliella, and was described from Alpine, in the Trans-Pecos region of west Texas.
Print References
Busck, A., 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the USNM 25: 778. (1)
Engel, H., 1908. A preliminary list of the Lepidoptera of western Pennsylvania collected in the vicinity of Pittsburgh. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 5(1): 121.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Mississippi Entomological Museum - large photo of type specimen
Works Cited
1.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.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.