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Species Eucosma olivaceana - Olivaceous Eucosma - Hodges#2998

Olivaceous Phaneta Moth - Eucosma olivaceana Olivaceous Phaneta Moth - Eucosma olivaceana Moth - Eucosma olivaceana Phaneta olivaceana - Eucosma olivaceana 2998 Olivaceous Eucosma - Eucosma olivaceana Olivaceous Eucosma - Eucosma olivaceana Eucosma olivaceana Olivaceous Eucosma - Eucosma olivaceana
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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 Eucosma
Species olivaceana (Olivaceous Eucosma - Hodges#2998)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Olivaceous Phaneta Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma olivaceana (Riley, 1881) (1)
Grapholitha olivaceana Riley, 1881 (2)
Phaneta olivaceana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet mean "olivaceous" for the for the coloring of the thorax and wings. (2)
Forewing length 7.5-9.0 mm. (3)
Wingspan 18 mm. (2)
Records from Illinois and Maryland, north to Maine and Quebec. (4)
Type locality: Illinois (J.R. Muhleman).
Prairies. (5)
It is not clear from records of adults on Block Island, RI, whether the species is univoltine or bivoltine there; it may have a single highly asynchronous generation with fresh adults found from June to August and a single peak in abundance in July.(6)
Larva folds leaves and bores into stem tips of Goldenrod Solidago (Riley)
Riley reported that the larvae are parisitized by the wasp Pimpla annulipes
Print References
Riley, C.V., 1881. Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (leaf-rollers). Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis. 4: 320. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page - large pinned photo - photos of related moths for comaparison
Moths of North Dakota - species page
Moths of Maryland - pinned photo
Tom Murray Photo - large photo of living adult
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (Leaf Rollers).
Riley, C.V. 1881. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 4: 316-324.
3.Guide to the Olethreutine moths of midland North America (Tortricidae).
William E. Miller. 1987. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 660: 1-104.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.List of insect species which may be tallgrass prairie specialists.
Catherine Reed . 1996. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 35 p.
6.Block Island Moths