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Species Aethes argentilimitana - Silver-bordered Aethes - Hodges#3754.2

Tortricid - Aethes argentilimitana Aethes argentilimitana Aethes argentilimitana Hodges#3754.2 - Aethes argentilimitana Pennsylvania Moth - Aethes argentilimitana Aethes argentilimitana Hodges#3754.2 - Aethes argentilimitana Hodges#3754.2 - Aethes argentilimitana
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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Aethes
Species argentilimitana (Silver-bordered Aethes - Hodges#3754.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethes argentilimitana (Robinson, 1869)
Conchylis argentilimitana Robinson, 1869 (1)
Phalonia argentilimitana
Phtheochroa argentilimitana
Conchylis labeculana Robinson, 1869 (1), (2)
Phalonia labeculana
Phtheochroa labeculana
This species was #3809 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist. (3)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin argentum + limitans meaning "silver-bordered," for the "basal patch, central fascia, sub-apical costal spot and subterminal band dull golden-yellow margined with lines of shining silvery scales." Robinson described Conchylis labeculana as "not limited by silvery scales as in the preceding species." It was later designated by Sabourin, Miller, Metzler & Vargo (2002) as a junior synonym. (1), (2)
Forewing length is 3.9-5.7 mm. (2)
Wingspan 12-15 mm. (4)
Specimens identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Quebec to Florida, Manitoba to Texas. (6), (7)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Heppner (2003) reported January to May, July, October. (6)
Heppner (2003) reported the host unknown. (6)
Print References
Robinson, C.T., 1869. Notes on American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 287; Pl.8, f.82. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on American Tortricidae.
Coleman T. Robinson. 1869. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 261-288.
2.Revised identities and new species of Aethes from midwestern North America (Tortricidae).
Michael Sabourin, William E. Miller, Eric H. Metzler, James T. Vargo. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(4): 216-233.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
7.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
8.North American Moth Photographers Group