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Gelechiidae
421204.00 – 1986   Gnorimoschema gallaesolidaginis (Riley, 1869)
             Riley's Goldenrod Gall Moth

[T] Aaron Hunt
Description/
Field Marks:
Based on Miller (2000), it would appear that positive identification may require rearing.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gelechia gallaesolidaginis Riley, 1869
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Miller, W.E., 2000. A comparative taxonomic-natural history study of eight Nearctic species of Gnorimoschema that induce stem galls on Asteraceae, including descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Thomas Say Publications in Entomology: Monographs. Entomological Society of America, 76 pp.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♂ (genitalia)
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