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Species Phtheochroa riscana - Hodges#3822

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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 Phtheochroa
Species riscana (Phtheochroa riscana - Hodges#3822)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phtheochroa riscana (Kearfott, 1907)
Hysterosia riscana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Hysterosia vincta Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Number 3802 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Phylogenetic sequence #620185
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 "barbaric" practice. (3), (2)
Wingspan 14-20 mm. (4)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Records from Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario. (1)
See Also
In Olethreutes merrickana "the edge forming the dark apical area ... is straight and in Phtheochroa riscana at upper third turns, goes toward costa vertically, making a hump at that point." (1)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 39(3): 122.(1)
Works Cited
1.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
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.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems