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Species Batrachedra concitata - Hodges#1408

Arizona Moth - Batrachedra concitata
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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 Batrachedridae
Genus Batrachedra
Species concitata (Batrachedra concitata - Hodges#1408)
Hodges Number
1408
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Batrachedra concitata Meyrick, 1928
Size
Wingspan ≈ 16mm (1)
Wingspan: 13-17 mm (2)
Identification
Adult:  Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi white, with dark fuscous bands. FW very narrowly elongate-lanceolate, whitish-ochreous with thin speckling along costa. Antennae greyish, ringed apically with four dark gray bands. Plical and second discal stigmata moderate, blackish. Cilia whitish-ochreous, sometimes tinged gray. (2)
Range
Has been recorded from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. (1)
Season
Adults have been recorded on wing from September to November (1)
Print References
Meyrick, E. 1928. Gelechidae. Exotic Microlepidoptera. 3: 395. (2)
Works Cited
1.Wikipedia
2.Exotic Microlepidoptera, volumes 1-5, 1912-1937. (1969 reprint)
J. F. Gates Clarke, Edward Meyrick, T. B. Bainbrigge-Fletcher, J. T. Janse. 1969. E. W. Classey Ltd.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems