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59a1273 – 2013   Phthorimaea chiquitella (Busck, 1910)
Distribution Data for Phthorimaea chiquitella
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Distribution: Type locality: Mesilla, NM.
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Synonymy: Gnorimoschema chiquitella Busck, 1910
Taxonomic Notes: Phthorimaea chiquitella (Busck, 1910), n. comb. (Corro Chang & Metz 2021), was previously transferred to the genus Tuta in Povolny & Powell (2001) and subsequently returned to the genus Scrobipalpula in Lee et al. (2009).
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  • Busck, A., 1910. New Microlepidoptera from New Mexico and California and a synoptic table of the North American species of Heliodines Stainton. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 11(4): 175-188.
  • Corro Chang, P.E. & M.A. Metz, 2021. Classification of Tuta absoluta (Meyrick, 1917) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae: Gnorimoschemini) Based on Cladistic Analysis of Morphology. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 123(1): 41-54.
  • Lee, S., R.W. Hodges, & R.L. Brown, 2009. Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico. Zootaxa, 2231: 1-39.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 10.16f; p. 99. Book Review and ordering
  • Powell, J.A. & D. Povolný, 2001. Gnorimoschemini moths of coastal dune and scrub habitats in California (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Holarctic Lepidoptera, 8 (Suppl. 1): 176.
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