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Species Aroga morenella - Hodges#2192

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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Gelechiini
Genus Aroga
Species morenella (Aroga morenella - Hodges#2192)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aroga morenella (Busck, 1908)
Gelechia morenella Busck, 1908 (1), (2)
Wingspan 16-18 mm. (2)
California to southern Nevada and Arizona. (3), (4), (5)
Baja California. (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Desert to 4,800- 5,700'. (5)
April to October. (3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Busck, A. 1908. Descriptions of two new Gelechidae from California. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 19: 317. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 9.35, p. 97. (5)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Descriptions of two new Gelechidae from California
August Busck. 1908. Entomological News Philadelphia 19: 316-317.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.