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Species Gnorimoschema compsomorpha - Hodges#1977

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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 Gnorimoschemini
Genus Gnorimoschema
Species compsomorpha (Gnorimoschema compsomorpha - Hodges#1977)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnorimoschema compsomorpha Meyrick, 1929 (1)
Lithocolletis aesculisella Chambers, 1871
There are more than 95 species of the genus Gnorimoschema in America north of Mexico. (2)
Meyrick (1929) reported the wingspan of the holotype ♂ is 14 mm.
Meyrick (1929) description is available in the print references below.
Easily recognized by the very distinctive wing pattern. (3)
Widespread in North America with records from Alberta to New Mexico. (3)
Holotype ♂, Mountain Park, New Mexico, elevation 6,700', in BMNH. (3)
The main flight period is April to August.
The larvae feed on several Aesculus species.
Aesculus flava Aiton (yellow buckeye)
Aesculus glabra Willd. (Ohio buckeye)
Aesculus pavia L. (red buckeye)
Life Cycle
The larvae overwinter and begin emerging in April.
Print References
Meyrick, E., 1929. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 3: 491.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner
Annette F. Braun. 1908. University of Cincinnati.
2.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.
3.Gnorimoschemini fauna of Alberta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Vazrick Nazari, Jean-François Landry. 2012. Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 1-117.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems