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Species Coleotechnites gibsonella - Common Juniper Leafminer - Hodges#1811

Common Juniper Leafminer, 1811 - Coleotechnites gibsonella
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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 Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Coleotechnites
Species gibsonella (Common Juniper Leafminer - Hodges#1811)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleotechnites gibsonella (Kearfott, 1907) (1), (2)
Recurvaria gibsonella Kearfott, 1907
Explanation of Names
Kearfott (1907) named the species in honor of Arthur Gibson who discovered and reared the species.
Kearfott (1907) listed a wingspan of 11 mm.
Pohl et al. (2010) reported July and August in Alberta, Canada. (3)
Gibson (1907) discovered and reared larvae on Juniperus communis. (4)
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M., 1920. The Lepidopteras of New York and Neighboring States, Primitive Forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. Cornell University: 301
Gibson, A., 1907. Notes on Recurvaria gibsonella Kearf. The Canadian Entomologist, 39(12): 414. PDF access
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 39(1): 4.
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.Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
Sangmi Lee & Richard L. Brown (2008). 2008. Zootaxa 1818: 1–55 .
3. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
4.Caterpillars on the Foliage of Conifers in the Northeastern United States (Revised).
Chris T. Maier, Carol R. Lemmon, Jeff. M. Fengler, Dale F. Schweitzer. Richard, C. Reardon. 2011. USDA FHTET-2011-07: 1-153.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems