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Chedra delector

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Chedra delector is a tiny moth placed in the family Batrachedridae.[1][2] The Global Lepidoptera Names Index of the Natural History Museum in London classifies it in the family Coleophoridae based on the old classification given by Ron Hodges in the 1983 Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico.[3] It is found in Chile.[4][5] The holotype was collected by D. Bullock on 30 January 1941 at Angol, in the Malleco Province, central Chile, and is kept at the Department of Entomology of the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution.[6] The species was described by Ron Hodges in 1966.[7] The caterpillars feed upon the seeds of Cyperaceae.[7]

References

  1. ^ Hodges, Ronald W. (1999). "The Gelechioidea". In Kristensen, N.P. (ed.). Handbuch der Zoologie/Handbook of Zoology Vol. 4, part 35. Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies Vol. 1. Evolution, Systematics and Biogeography. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 131–158. ISBN 9783110157048.
  2. ^ Brown, Richard L. (19 August 2015). "Batrachedridae Overview". Gelechioidea - a Global Framework. Mississippi State University. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul. "Search results: Chedra". Butterflies and Moths of the World. Natural History Museum, London.
  4. ^ "Chedra delector Hodges, 1966". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Savela, Markku. "Chedra delector Hodges, 1966". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Orrell T (2019). NMNH Extant Specimen Records. Version 1.26. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Occurrence dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/hnhrg3 accessed via GBIF.org on 2019-12-20. https://www.gbif.org/occurrence/1320649370
  7. ^ a b Hodges, Ronald W. (December 1966). "Review of New World Species of Batrachedra, with Description of Three New Genera (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea)". Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 92 (4): 585–651. JSTOR 25077925.
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Chedra delector: Brief Summary

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Chedra delector is a tiny moth placed in the family Batrachedridae. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index of the Natural History Museum in London classifies it in the family Coleophoridae based on the old classification given by Ron Hodges in the 1983 Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. It is found in Chile. The holotype was collected by D. Bullock on 30 January 1941 at Angol, in the Malleco Province, central Chile, and is kept at the Department of Entomology of the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution. The species was described by Ron Hodges in 1966. The caterpillars feed upon the seeds of Cyperaceae.

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