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Species Eana osseana-of-authors - Eana osseana of authors - Hodges#3570

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 Cnephasiini
Genus Eana
Species osseana-of-authors (Eana osseana of authors - Hodges#3570)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eana osseana of authors, (not Scopoli, 1763)
Phalaena osseana of authors, not Scopoli, 1763
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin ossea meaning "bone," for the "alæ anticæ ossæ (bone-colored forewings)."
Eana osseana of authors, not (Scopoli, 1763) is treated as three cryptic species (two Nearctic and one Holarctic) with "true" E. osseana listed as an extralimital (Palearctic) species in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
It may be that one or more junior synonyms of osseana applies to one or more of cryptic species. 3571 E. o. niveosana (Packard, 1866), treated as the North American subspecies in Pohl et al. (2018), awaits revision.
Obraztsov (1962) (1) lists two subspecies, E. o. osseana (Scopoli, 1763) and E. o. niveosana (Packard, 1866).
Obraztsov (1962) (1) lists 48 synonyms for this species!
Wingspan: 19-22 mm. [cite:6240]
See Obraztsov (1962). (1)
Records from Alaska, Alberta, Labrador, Newfoundland, and Quebec. (1) MPG records from British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Maine. (2)
Type locality: Carniola, Slovenia.
In Britain this species can be "found in grassland, downland and moorland." (3)
Adults on wing from June to October. (1)
In Britain "[t]he larvae feed on a wide range of low-growing herbaceous plants." (3)
Print References
Scopoli, J.A., 1763. Entomologia Carniolica exhibens insecta Carnioliae indigena et distributa in ordines, genera, species, varietates. Methodo Linnaeana. p.238.