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Species Ecdytolopha nigrita - Hodges#3495.3

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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 Grapholitini
Genus Ecdytolopha
Species nigrita (Ecdytolopha nigrita - Hodges#3495.3)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ecdytolopha nigrita Brown, 2017 (1)
Explanation of Names
"The specific epithet refers to the black forewing color, i.e., 'nigra,' and the small size of the species, the diminutive 'ita'" (1).
FWL: 6.0-7.1 mm (1)
"Ecdytolopha nigrita is distinguished superficially from all other congeners by a combination of its small size and nearly uniform dark brown forewing, with the exception of a contrasting whitish blotch in the tornus" (1).
This species is "known from the mountain ranges of southern Arizona (i.e., Baboquivari, Santa Rita, and Chiricahua Mountains), from about 1450–1970m elevation; it is likely that it ranges south into northern Mexico" (1).
"Oak forest occasionally mixed with a few pines and junipers, interspersed with riparian habitat" (1).
Records from late June to August (1).
Unknown (1).
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of Two New Species of Ecdytolopha Zeller, 1875 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae)...
John W. Brown, Alicia E. Timm. 2017. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 119(1): 9-17.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems