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Species Gnorimoschema octomaculella - Hodges#1995

Gnorimoschema octomaculella - Hodges #1995 - Gnorimoschema octomaculella Moth  - Gnorimoschema octomaculella
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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 Gnorimoschemini
Genus Gnorimoschema
Species octomaculella (Gnorimoschema octomaculella - Hodges#1995)
Hodges Number
1995
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnorimoschema octomaculella (Chambers, 1875)
Gelechia octomaculella Chambers, 1875
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 5-10 mm. (1)
Identification
Forewing is pale gray, and peppered with small black dots. Three rust colored transverse bands or pairs of spots. Basal band often faint. (1)
Busck (1903) mentions the specific name chosen by Chambers is not accurate because the holotype was actually in poor condition. (2)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) listed three hosts by region. (1)
Artemisia (sagebrush) Great Basin
Chrysothamnus (rabbitbush) Great Basin
Acamptopappus (goldenhead) Mojave Desert (2), (1)
Life Cycle
Gnorimoschema octomaculella produce galls on the tips of branches. (2), (1)
Print References
Busck, A., 1903. A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 25: 830. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 9, fig. 45; p. 98. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.A revision of the American moths of the family Gelechiidae, with descriptions of new species
August Busck. 1903. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 767-938.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems