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Species Sophronia primella - Hodges#2213

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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 Sophronia
Species primella (Sophronia primella - Hodges#2213)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sophronia primella Busck, 1907
There are three species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1), (2), (3). 2018 Now there are four. A. Hendrickson
Busck (1907) listed a wingspan of 17 mm.
Busck (1907) stated "Antennae shining dark brown, without color annulations. Labial palpi whitish, mottled with ochreous fuscous, especially on the exterior side and in the large well-developed brush. Face whitish. Head and thorax whitish ochreous, strongly mottled with dark ochreous and fuscous scales. Fore wings ochreous, mottled and longitudinally streaked with white, black, and fuscous. Costal edge from base to apical third white, edged below by a narrow streak strongly mottled with fuscous. Below it is a nearly unmottled area of clear ochreous, reaching to the middle of the wing and only transversed by a single dark line on the subcostal vein. From base through the center of the wing run close beside each other two parallel black lines, interrupted at the end of the cell by a round brown dot, but continued on the other side nearly to a small round black dot at apex. The dorsal part of the wing is rather freely dusted with white and brown scales and on the middle of the fold is an oblong brown dot. Cilia long, white, with two dark lines parallel with the edge of the wing and with a long thin deep black pencil at apex, which is slightly falcate. Hind wings light ochreous fuscous; cilia light ochreous. Abdomen dark fuscous. Legs ochreous, tarsi annulated with black." (4)
Texas to Alabama, and Illinois. (3)
Busck (1907) reported "Arizona, Colorado, Texas(?)" (4)
Holotype ♂ from Dallas, Texas, #9892 in USNM.
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8: 89. (4)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico
Lee S., Hodges R.W., Brown R.L. 2009. Zootaxa 2231: 1–39.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.New American Tineina
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8: 86-99.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems