tobacco splitworm
Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller)

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Tribe: Gnorimoschemini
Genus: Phthorimaea

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Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
potato tuber moth, potato moth


Common Name Reference: Bosik, J. J. Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms 1997. Lanham, MD: Entomological Society of America (ESA), 1997. 232 pp.

Scientific Name Reference: R.W. Poole and P. Gentili, Nomina Insecta Nearctica. 1996. Nomina insecta nearctica: a checklist of the insects of North America. Vol. 3. Rockville (MD): Entomological Information Services. Available at URL: