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Gelechiidae
420593.002210Polyhymno acaciella Busck, [1901] 1900

Carol Wolf
Distribution: Type locality: Texas.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Sweet Acacia, Vachellia farnesiana, (Busck 1900).
Description/
Field Marks:
Wingspan: 12.5-14 mm (Busck 1900).
Similar Species:
  • Polyhymno luteostrigella Chambers, 1874 is described by Busck (1900) as smaller with markings lighter and more golden colored versus darker brown in acaciella.
  • Several cryptic species are apparently represented at BOLD based on DNA barcode.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Polyhymno acaciella Busck, [1901] 1900
References
Polyhymno acaciella
Carol Wolf
Polyhymno acaciella
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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