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Species Eucosma kokana - Hodges#2950

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Eucosma
No Taxon (lapidana group)
Species kokana (Eucosma kokana - Hodges#2950)
Hodges Number
2950
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma kokana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Eucosma chortaea Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogentic sequence #620789
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)
Size
Wingspan 20-21 mm. (1)
Range
Records from Wisconsin and Illinois, east to Pennsylvania and West Virginia. (4)
Paratypes: Cincinnati, OH (A.F. Braun, 3 Oct.). Scranton, PA (A.E. Lister, 8 Jul.).
Season
Adults fly in the fall. Most records in October. (4)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 29. (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.North American Moth Photographers Group