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Species Exoteleia californica - Hodges#1836

Moth for ID  - Exoteleia californica
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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 Exoteleia
Species californica (Exoteleia californica - Hodges#1836)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Exoteleia californica (Busck, 1907) (1)
Paralechia californica Busck, 1907 (2)
Busck (1907) listed the wingspan 15 mm. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 6.8-8.0 mm. (3)
Busck (1907) original description as Paralechia californica is online and linked in the print references. (2)
California. (4)
Holotype from Los Angeles County, California (#9896 in U. S. National Museum). (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reared on Quercus chrysolepis Liebm. (canyon live oak). (3)
Print References
Busck, A., 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8(3-4). p. 92.(2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 88; pl. 8, fig. 3. (3)
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.New American Tineina
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8: 86-99.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems