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Species Teleiopsis baldiana - Hodges#1882

Moth for ID 1882  - Teleiopsis baldiana
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Teleiopsis
Species baldiana (Teleiopsis baldiana - Hodges#1882)
Hodges Number
1882
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Teleiopsis baldiana (Barnes & Busck, 1920)
Telphusa baldiana Barnes & Busck, 1920 (1)
Numbers
Teleiopsis baldiana is the only member of the genus that occurs north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Forewing length 8.5-10 mm. (2)
Identification
Range
California. (3), (2)
Habitat
Lower elevations of California in association with the host plant. (2)
Season
Moth Photographers Group has February to August records.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed April to August. (2)
Food
Toxicodendron diversilobum (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene (Pacific poison oak). (2)
Life Cycle
Larvae are leaf rollers.
Remarks
Rare in collections even though the species has a vary large range in California. (2)
See Also
The highly variable Nolidae: Garella nilotica
Print References
Barnes & Busck, 1920. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. The Review Press, 4: 225. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 8.10, p. 89. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
4.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group