Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Kearfott, 1907), rev. status. (1)
Phalonia voxcana Kearfott, 1907
Phalonia omphacitis (Meyrick, 1912) (unnecessary replacement name for voxcana)
* This species was 3858 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Explanation of Names
Thyraylia voxcana (Kearfott, 1907) is restored to full species status in Meltzer & Brown (2014) (1)
. Generic placement follows Brown (2019) (2)
as suggested in Meltzer & Brown (2014).
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbaric" practice. (3)
Type Locality: Hampton, NH.
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
, 33: 83