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Species Aethes biscana - Hodges#3755.1

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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 Aethes
Species biscana (Aethes biscana - Hodges#3755.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Reddish Aethes(1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethes biscana (Kearfott, 1907)
Phalonia biscana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Phalonia ixeuta Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Number 3815 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
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 "barbarous" practice. (4), (3)
Wingspan 15-23 mm. (2)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (2)
Southeast Canada and northeast United States. (1), (2) Razowski adds South Carolina, Florida. (5)
Described material: Essex County Park, New Jersey, July 15 to Sept. 12th (Kearfott); New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Aug. 24th (F.A. Merrick); Dalton, Glenburn & Carbondale, Pennsylvania, July 29th to Aug. 6th (A.E. Lister); Orono, Maine (Prof. Fernald). (2)
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.90-91.
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortriciidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 75. (2)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.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.
5.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.