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300140.4 – 0426.1   Xystrologa grenadella (Walsingham, 1897)

[T] Susan Kielb
Distribution: USA: Florida.
Type locality (grenadella): Grenada: Balthazar
Type locality (antipathetica): Puerto Rico: Santurce.
Field Marks:
See Davis et al. (2012).
Genitalia: See Davis et al. (2012).
Similar Species:
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Synonymy: Setomorpha grenadella Walsingham, 1897
Achanodes antipathetica Forbes, 1931
Taxonomic Notes: Xystrologa grenadella: Xystrologa antipathetica (Forbes, 1931) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico in Davis et al. (2012) with records going back to 1958. Both "natural" and "introduced" origins are possible.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Davis, D.R., M.M. Davis, C. Mannion, 2012. Neotropical Tineidae IX: A Review of the West Indian Xystrologa and Biology of Xystrologa Grenadella (Wlsm.), an Invasive Pest of Cultivated Greenhouse Plants in Southern Florida, USA and Germany (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 114(4): 439-455. PDF
  • Forbes, W.T.M., 1931. Supplementary Report nn yhe Heterocera or moths of Porto Rico. The Journal of the Department of Agriculture, 15: 384.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walsingham, T. de G., 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1897: 168.
Xystrologa grenadella
[T] Greg Raterman
Xystrologa grenadella
McGuire Center Coll.
Xystrologa grenadella
McGuire Center Coll.

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