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Species Pelochrista womonana - Hodges#3169

Pelochrista zomonana - Pelochrista womonana Pelochrista zomonana - Pelochrista womonana
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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Pelochrista
No Taxon (canana group)
Species womonana (Pelochrista womonana - Hodges#3169)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista womonana (Kearfott, 1907)
Eucosma womonana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Eucosma semnitis Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogentic sequence #621050
Explanation of Names
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 "barbarous" practice. (3), (2)
Forewing length: 5.0-8.0 mm. (4)
Adult - forewing pattern is very similar to that of P. rorana, but the interfascial areas are more suffused with brown and gray, resulting in a darker overall appearance. (4)
Maryland to Minnesota, south to Mississippi and Texas. (4)
Paratypes: Cincinnati, OH ("Miss Brown," certainly should read Miss Braun, June 9th and July 11th). (1)
Late June to late August. (4)
Larvae bore in the roots of Helianthus (sunflower). (4)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 119 (4)
Kearfott, 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 33(1): 88. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
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.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems