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Species Dichomeris furia - Hodges#2291.4

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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 furia (Dichomeris furia - Hodges#2291.4)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris furia Hodges, 1986 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #420551.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "fury."
Records from Wisconsin to southeastern Ontario, south to Maryland and West Virginia. (3)
Holotype ♂ collected Putnam County, Illinois (11 July 1968). (4), (1)
The adults appear to be most common from June to July. (3), (TLS season summary)
See Also
Dichomeris laetitia has a somewhat differently shaped black marking on the forewing that does not touch the inner margin, as it does in furia. D. furia also has a more contrasting bluish sub-terminal area. The sub-terminal area in laetitia is light gray and hardly contrasts with the rest of the wing (Hugh McGuinness).
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1: p.93; pl.2; fig.30. (1)