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Species Arotrura sponsella - Hodges#1676

1676  - Arotrura sponsella
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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 Scythrididae (Flower Moths)
Genus Arotrura
Species sponsella (Arotrura sponsella - Hodges#1676)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arotrura sponsella (Busck, 1907)
Scythris sponsella Busck, 1907
Busck (1907) listed a wingspan of 20 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 8.5-9.5 mm. (1)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Southern California and Arizona.
Holotype from Yuma County, Arizona.
Print References
Busck, A., 1907. New genera and species of American Microlepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 24, p. 139.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 79; pl. 6, fig. 35. (1)