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Species Thaumatographa jonesi - Psychedelic Jones Moth - Hodges#3751

Psychedelic Jones Moth - Hodges#3751 - Thaumatographa jonesi Psychedelic Jones Moth - Hodges#3751 - Thaumatographa jonesi Psychedelic Jones Moth - Thaumatographa jonesi Psychedelic Jones Moth - Thaumatographa jonesi Hodges #3751 - Psychedelic Jones Moth - Thaumatographa jonesi Thaumatographa jonesi Thaumatographa jonesi multi-colored micro - Thaumatographa jonesi
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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 Chlidanotinae
Genus Thaumatographa
Species jonesi (Psychedelic Jones Moth - Hodges#3751)
Hodges Number
3751
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thaumatographa jonesi (Brower)
Hilarographa jonesi Brower, 1953
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Dr. Frank Morton Jones (1869-1962), well known for his work on Psychidae, and collector of some of the first specimens.
Size
Wingspan 12-14 mm.
Identification
The striking color pattern is the primary diagnostic character for this species, especially its infusion of red and orange. Related species are much duller. 1
Range
e. US (LA-FL-MA-OH) - Map (MPG)
Habitat
Have been collected near pine forests (Hepner 1982)
Season
Jun-Nov. (1)
Food
Host plant records for T. jonesi, as well as other moths in the tribe Hilarographini, are rare and usually weird (see Heppner, 1982). Other Thaumatographa species have been reared from the cambium of Pinus. 1
Remarks
Like other moths in subfamily Chlidanotinae, T. jonesi is a day-flyer.
Print References
Brower, A.E. 1953. Three new species of Microlepidoptera (Olethreutidae, Glyphipterygidae and Yponomeutidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 46: 95-98. (abstract)
Hepner, J.B. 1982. Synopsis of the Hilarographini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of the World. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 84(4): 704-714. (705)