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Species Aethes angulatana - Angular Aethes - Hodges#3754

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Aethes
Species angulatana (Angular Aethes - Hodges#3754)
Hodges Number
3754
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethes angulatana (Robinson, 1869)
Conchylis angulatana Robinson, 1869 (1)
Hysterosia angulatana
Phalonia angulatana
Phtheochroa angulatana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin angulatus meaning "angular," for the "angulated brown fascia" that crosses the forewing. (1)
Size
Wingspan 13-15 mm. (1), (2)
Forewing length 4.8-7.6 mm. (3)
Identification
Adult - highly variable in size and markings. (3) Forewing pale yellowish or cream with dark brownish-gray markings; dark strip along costa from base to one-quarter wing length, and thick basal dash runs parallel to costal strip; dark triangular patches midway along costa and inner margin; smaller dark patch along costa near apex; subterminal line represented by thick irregular strip; hindwing drab gray with paler fringe.
Range
Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to Minnesota.
Described material: Pennsylvania; West Virginia (Jas. Ridings). (1)
Remarks
This species was number 3807 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
See Also
Aethes sexdentata forewing lines are as thick as the spaces between them, and the basal dash and costal strip join to form an AM line.
Aethes razowskii forewing has thinner and shorter patch midway along costa, and subterminal line is faint or lacking.
Print References
Robinson, C.T., 1869. Notes on American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 286. (1)
Sabourin, M., W.E. Miller, E.H. Metzler, & J.T. Vargo, 2002. Revised identities and new species of Aethes from midwestern North America (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(4): 222. (3)
Works Cited
1.Notes on American Tortricidae.
Coleman T. Robinson. 1869. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 261-288.
2.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.
3.Revised identities and new species of Aethes from midwestern North America (Tortricidae).
Michael Sabourin, William E. Miller, Eric H. Metzler, James T. Vargo. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(4): 216-233.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems