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Species Anacampsis rhoifructella - Hodges#2248

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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 Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Anacampsis
Species rhoifructella (Anacampsis rhoifructella - Hodges#2248)
Hodges Number
2248
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anacampsis rhoifructella (Clemens, 1860) (1), (2)
Gelechia rhoifructella Clemens, 1861 (3)
Tachyptilia rhoifructella
Anacampsis consonella (Zeller, 1873) long a junior synonym, resurrected as a valid species (Harrison & Berenbaum, 2014)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin rhoi + fructus meaning "sumac fruit," unfortunately a mistaken host plant association.
Size
Wingspan 15-18 mm. (2)
Identification
The adult is externally very similar to A. consonella but can be differentiated on basis of phenology, appearance of the mature larva, and genital morphology in both genders.
Range
Eastern USA and southeastern Canada.
Habitat
Deciduous forest.
Food
The larva is a leaf feeder on blackhaw (Viburnum prunifolium) (Harrison & Berenbaum, 2014).
It does not feed on fruit (or any other part) of sumac, Rhus sp., as was incorrectly reported in the original description.
Life Cycle
Univoltine. Mature larva in late April (central Illinois), about three weeks earlier than A. consonella, in a characteristic leaf shelter that is identical to that of A. consonella, then pupating and emerging as adult, in which stage it spends the rest of the year.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 163. (3)
Harrison, T.L. & M.R. Berenbaum. 2014. Anacampsis rhoifructella (Clemens): clarification of its identity and larval biology, and differentiation from a similar species, Anacampsis consonella (Zeller), revised status (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 3794(4): 545-555. (preview)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 4.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 156-174.