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Species Pseudexentera virginiana - Hodges#3258

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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 Pseudexentera
Species virginiana (Pseudexentera virginiana - Hodges#3258)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudexentera virginiana (Clemens, 1864)
Anchylopera virginiana Clemens, 1864 (1)
Exentara virginiana (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type locality.
Wingspan about 18-19 mm. (2)
Forewing length 7.5-9.5 mm. (3)
Adult - forewing light brownish-gray with dark speckling and large dark brown to black semicircular patch half-way along costa; basal area slightly darker than remainder of wing; hindwing gray with white fringe.
Connecticut and Michigan, south to Florida and Mississippi.
Type locality: Virginia.
See Also
P. costomaculana forewing has similar dark patch along costa but remainder of wing has pale cream or yellowish shading with little or no speckling.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1864. North American micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3: 512. (1)
Works Cited
1.North American micro-lepidoptera.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3(3): 505-520.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
3.The Species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae)
William E. Miller. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(3), 218-237.