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Species Dichomeris siren - Hodges#2279.3

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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 siren (Dichomeris siren - Hodges#2279.3)
Hodges Number
2279.3
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dichomeris siren Hodges, 1986 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 070000
Size
Forewing length 3.1-3.8 mm.
Identification
Adult - forewing brown with continuous yellowish-orange strip that begins about two-thirds distance along costa, runs diagonally to inner margin, angles back to costa and continues to base; terminal area yellowish-orange with line of brown spots; yellowish-orange patch along inner margin near base; fringe yellowish; hindwing slender, grayish-brown with long fringe of same color.
Range
Eastern North America.
Holotype ♂ collected at Henson Creek, Oxon Hill, Prince George's County, Maryland (7 August 1978). (2)
Season
The adult flight period is May to October.
Print References
Hodges, R.W., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 7.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p.64; pl.4.9. (1)
(3)
Internet References
adult images and date (Larry Line, Maryland)