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Species Thyraylia voxcana - Hodges#3847.2

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 Thyraylia
Species voxcana (Thyraylia voxcana - Hodges#3847.2)
Hodges Number
3847.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thyraylia voxcana (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), (4)
Range
Type Locality: Hampton, NH.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33: 83. (5)
Works Cited
1.An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including...
Metzler, E.H. & Brown, J.W. 2014. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 68(4): 274–282.
2.New genera, new species, and new combinations in new world Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae)
Brown, J.W. 2019. Zootaxa, 4671 (2): 195–222.
3.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
4.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
5.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems