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Species Pseudochelaria scabrella - Hodges#1863

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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 Pseudochelaria
Species scabrella (Pseudochelaria scabrella - Hodges#1863)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudochelaria scabrella (Busck, 1913) (1)
Gelechia scabrella Busck 1913 (2)
There are five species of the genus Pseudochelaria listed for America, north of Mexico. (3), (4)
Forewing length 7.5-9.5 mm. (5)
Southern California to Washington.
Adults are reported year round in southern California.
Powell and Opler. 2009) listed two hosts. (5)
Arbutus insularis
Comarostaphylis diversifolia
Miller & Hammond (2003) listed Arctostaphylos columbiana (6)
Print References
Busck, A., 1913. New Californian Microlepidoptera. Journal of Entomology and Zoology, 98. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 8, fig. 9; p. 88. (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.New Californian Microlepidoptera
August Busck. 1913. Journal of Entomology and Zoology 5: 96-102 .
3.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.Lepidoptera of the Pacific Northwest: Caterpillars and Adults
Miller & Hammond. 2003. USDA.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems