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Species Anacampsis consonella - Hodges#2233.1

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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 Anacampsinae
Tribe Anacampsini
Genus Anacampsis
Species consonella (Anacampsis consonella - Hodges#2233.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anacampsis consonella (Zeller, 1873) (1)
Gelechia (Trachyptilia) consonella Zeller, 1873 (2)
Anacampsis consonella was described by Zeller in 1873, but as of the late 19th century it was incorrectly assessed as a junior synonym of A. rhoifructella, where it remained until the taxonomy was resolved, and the name consonella resurrected, in 2014 (Zootaxa 3794(4): 545-555). Two other names, quadrimaculella and ochreocostella, which also were assigned as junior synonyms of rhoifructella, actually are synonyms of consonella.
Phylogenetic sequence #420475.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "harmonious."
The adult is externally very similar to A. rhoifructella but can be differentiated from it on basis of phenology, appearance of mature larva, and genital morphology of both genders.
Eastern USA and southeastern Canada.
Deciduous forest.
The larva is a leaf feeder on Viburnum spp.
Life Cycle
Univoltine. Mature larva in May (central Illinois), in a characteristic leaf shelter that is identical to that of A. rhoifructella, then pupating and spending ["the rest of the year"--needs clarification of flight period] as an adult.
Life cycle images:
leaf shelter; young larva; older larva; pupa; adult
Print References
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.
Zeller, P.C., 1873. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 23: 251. (2)
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.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 2.
Philipp Christoph Zeller. 1873. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 23: 201-334.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group