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Species Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana - Filigreed Chimoptesis - Hodges#3273

3273? - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana Filigreed Chimoptesis Moth - Hodges #3273 - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana Tortricid Moth - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana Small moth - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana Filigreed Chimoptesis, #3273 - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana Moth - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana Micro Moth - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana Hodges #3273 - Filigreed Chimoptesis - Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Chimoptesis
Species pennsylvaniana (Filigreed Chimoptesis - Hodges#3273)
Hodges Number
3273
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Griselda pennsylvaniana
originally placed in Proteoteras by Kearfott in 1907
Numbers
one of 4 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan 15-16 mm, based on two photos by Jim Vargo
Identification
Adult: forewing dark gray to blackish with white tri-lobed strip along inner margin, sometimes tinted with green; black V-shaped mark at anal angle; several small white spots along costa; hindwing gray with dark double terminal line and wide fringe
Range
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas and at least Indiana
Season
adults fly in March and April in the northeast; perhaps earlier and later in the southeast
See Also
Chimoptesis gerulae lacks white strip along inner margin of forewing
C. chyrsopyla occurs only in California, and no images of C. matheri were found on the Internet as of December 2006
also compare pinned adult images of several related genera by Jim Vargo at Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Powell, Jerry A. 1964. A review of Griselda Heinrich, with descriptions of a related new genus and two species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Pan-Pacific Ent. 40: 85-97.
(the above reference describes as new CHIMOPTESIS (type C. chrysopyla, n. sp., San Francisco, Calif.), C. matheri (Clinton, Hinds Co., Miss.); transfers Griselda gerulae Heinrich, 1923, and G. pennsylvaniana (Kearfott), 1907, to Chimoptesis, and Eucosma hypsidryas Meyrick, 1925, to Griselda)
Internet References
8 pinned adult images plus collection site map (All-Leps)
live adult images plus dates and common name coinage by Bob Patterson, Maryland (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult images plus dates (Larry Line, Maryland)
live adult images plus dates (Dean Edwards, Tennessee)
live adult image plus date (Claire Curry, Texas)
live adult images by F.K.W. plus date (North Carolina State Park System)
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo of specimen collected in Indiana (Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult image plus location and date (Todd Gilligan, tortricidae.com)
presence in South Carolina; county distribution map (John Snyder, Furman U., South Carolina)
presence in Kentucky; county map and list of specimens plus locations and dates (Western Kentucky U.)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
distribution (Dalton State College, Georgia)