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Species Arotrura sponsella - Hodges#1676

1676  - Arotrura sponsella
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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 Scythrididae (Flower Moths)
Genus Arotrura
Species sponsella (Arotrura sponsella - Hodges#1676)
Hodges Number
1676
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arotrura sponsella (Busck, 1907)
Scythris sponsella Busck, 1907
Size
Busck (1907) listed a wingspan of 20 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 8.5-9.5 mm. (1)
Identification
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Range
Southern California and Arizona.
Holotype from Yuma County, Arizona.
Habitat
Desert.
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)