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Species Aethes spartinana - Hodges#3761.1

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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 spartinana (Aethes spartinana - Hodges#3761.1)
Hodges Number
3761.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethes spartinana (Barnes & McDunnough, 1916)
Phalonia spartinana Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Explanation of Names
Specif epithet for the larval host genus (Spartina).
Size
Expanse: 20-25 mm.
Identification
Adult - see Razowski (1997). (1)
Range
Alberta to Nova Scotia, south to Massachusetts, Missouri, and Wyoming. This is mostly a Great Plains species with occasional eastern records.
Type locality: Elk Point, South Dakota (C.N. Ainslie).
Season
Adults on wing from July to August (2).
Food
Larvae feed on Spartina spp. (cordgrass) (2).
Print References
Ainslie C.N., 1917. A few notes on the life history of Phalonia spartinana. The Canadian Entomologist. 49: 93-96 (2).
Barnes W., McDunnough J. 1916. An apparently new species of Phalonia. The Canadian Entomologist. 48: 144
Prasifka et al., 2012. "Seed Reduction in Prairie Cordgrass, Spartina pectinata Link., by the Floret-Feeding Caterpillar Aethes spartinana (Barnes and McDunnough)" Bioenergy Research 5: 189-196 (3).
Works Cited
1.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.
2.A few notes on the life history of Phalonia spartinana
Ainslie, C.N. 1917. The Canadian Entomologist, 49: 93-96.
3.Seed Reduction in Prairie Cordgrass, Spartina pectinata Link., by the Floret-Feeding Caterpillar Aethes spartinana (B. & McD.)
Prasifka, J.R., Lee, D.K., Bradshaw, J.D., Parrish, A.S., Gray, M.E. 2012. BioEnergy Research, 5: 189-196.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems