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Species Dichomeris heriguronis - Black-edged Dichomeris - Hodges#2309

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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species heriguronis (Black-edged Dichomeris - Hodges#2309)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Black-edged Carbatina
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris heriguronis (Matsumura, 1931) (1)
Nothris heriguronis Matsumura, 1931
Carbatina picrocarpa of authors not Meyrick, 1913
Trichotaphe iothalles Forbes, 1939
Phylogenetic sequence # 420582
Explanation of Names
Dichomeris heriguronis (Matsumura, 1931) formerly a synonym of Dichomeris oceanis Meyrick, 1920, has been elevated back to full species status and includes as a synonym Dichomeris picrocarpa of authors (not Meyrick, 1913). (1)(2)
Wingspan 15-18 mm (Meyrick, 1913).
Adult - forewing narrow, light orangish-brown with 4 or 5 black spots or short streaks in median area, and outer margin bordered by broad black band; fringe orange or yellowish; labial palps dark gray or black, long and sickle-shaped, curving over head.
Introduced to northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Korea and Japan.
Internationally the larvae feed on Prunus yedoensis, P. persica, P. pseudocerasus, P. mume (Ponomarenko, 1997).
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.67-68 (preview) (3)
Hodges, R.W. 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p.119; pl.3.23. (4)
Matsumura, S. 1931. 6000 Illustrated Insects of Japan-Empire: 1084
Meyrick, E. 1913. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera 16. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 22(1): 182
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.Microlepidoptera of Hong Kong: Taxonomic study on the genus Dichomeris Hübner, 1818, with descriptions of three new...
Li, H.H., H. Zhen, R.C. Kendrick & M.J. Sterling. 2010. SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología. 38(149): 67-89.
3.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 7.1, Revision of North American Gelechiidae family and...
Hodges, R. W. 1986. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems