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Species Dichomeris delotella - Hodges#2294

Dichomeris delotella Arizona Moth - Dichomeris delotella Arizona Moth - Dichomeris delotella
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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 Dichomeridinae
Genus Dichomeris
Species delotella (Dichomeris delotella - Hodges#2294)
Hodges Number
2294
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris delotella Busck, 1909 (1)
Numbers
The genus Dichomeris includes more than 74 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length 6-8 mm. (3)
Identification
Range
Southeastern California, including Santa Cruz Island, and Arizona to Sonora, Mexico. (4), (5), (3)
Holotype collected in the Baboquivari Mountains, Pima, Arizona. (6)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported adults in Arizona from March to September and California from July to September. (3)
Food
Larval host plants are thought to be Solidago and Eupatorium. (3)
Print References
Busck, A. 1909. Notes on Microlepidoptera with descriptions of new North American species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 11: 90. (1)
Hodges, R.W., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1, p. 86; pl. 2.16-17. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 10.33, p. 102. (3)