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A total of 21 results were found at 01:48 on 28th November 2020 when searching for Gelechiidae.


  • Anarsia ephippias Meyrick, 1908 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Common name: Gelechiid moth.
  • Anarsia epotias Meyrick, 1916 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Common name: Leaf eating caterpillar.
  • Anarsia lineatella Zeller, 1893 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Common name: Peach twig borer.
  • Aproaerema isoscelixantha (Lower, 1897) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonym: Gelechia isoscelixantha Lower, 1897.
  • Aproaerema modicella Deventer, 1904 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonym: Stomopteryx nerteria Meyrick, 1906. Common name: groundnut leaf miner.
  • Aproaerema simplexella (Walker, 1864) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Anacampsis simplicella Meyrick, 1904, Gelechia simplexella Walker, 1864. Common names: soybean moth, soybean leafroller.
  • Ardozyga stratifera (Meyrick, 1904) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Gelechia stratifera Lower, 1894, Protolechia stratifera Meyrick, 1904.
  • Evippe sp. #1 
    Family: Gelechiidae

  • Gnorimoschema ocellatella (Modeer) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Common name: sugarbeet crown borer.
  • Hypatima haligramma Meyrick, 1926 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Common name: Shoot borer.
  • Keiferia lycopersicella Walsingham, 1897 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Gnorimoschema elmorei Keifer, 1936, Keiferia lenta Meyrick, 1917, Phthorimaea lycopersicella Busck, 1928. Common name: Tomato pinworm.
  • Mesophleps crocina (Meyrick, 1904) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Nothris crocina Meyrick, 1904, Xerometra crocina (Meyrick, 1904).
  • Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders 1844) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Gelechia umbripennis Walsingham, 1885, Platyedra gossypiella Saunders, 1844. Common name: pink bollworm.
  • Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller, 1873) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Bryotropha solanella Boisduval, 1874, Gelechia operculella Zeller, 1873, Gelechia sedata Butler, 1880, Gelechia tabacella Ragonot, 1879, Gelechia terrella Walker, 1864, Phthorimaea epicentra Meyrick, 1909. Common names: tobacco splitworm, tobacco split worm, tobacco leafminer, stem end grub, potato tuber worm, potato tuber moth, potato moth.
  • Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier, 1789) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Alucita cerealella Olivier, 1789, Aristotelia ochrescens Meyrick, 1938, Epithectis palearis Meyrick, 1913, Gelechia arctella Walker, 1864, Gelechia melanarthra Lower,1900, Syngenomictis aenictopa Meyrick, 1927, Tinea hordei Kirby & Spence, 1815. Common names: rice moth, rice grain moth, grain moth, angoumois grain moth, Stored products pest.
  • Sitotroga cerealella (Olivier, 1789) Insecticide resistant form 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Common names: rice moth, rice grain moth, grain moth, angoumois grain moth, Stored products pest.
  • Stegasta bosqueella Chambers, 1875 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonym: Stegasta costipunctella Möschler, 1890. Common names: red-necked peanut budworm, peanut red-neck, peanut budworm.
  • Stomopteryx subsecivella (Zeller) 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Aproaerema subsecivella (Zeller), Biloba subsecivella (Zeller), Bilobata subsecivella (Zeller). Common name: ground nut leafroller.
  • Symmetrischema tangolias Gyen, 1913 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Synonyms: Gnorimoschema tuberosella Busck, 1931, Phthorimaea aquilina Meyrick, 1917, Phthorimaea melanoplintha Meyrick, 1926, Phthorimaea plaesiosema Turner, 1919, Trichotaphe tangolias Gyen, 1913. Common name: tomato stemborer.
  • Tecia solanivora Povolny, 1973 
    Family: Gelechiidae

    Common name: Central American potato tuber moth.

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