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Genus Phalonidia

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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 Phalonidia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phalonidia Le Marchand, 1933
Platphalonidia, has been synonymized with Phalonidia by Razowski, 2011 : "Remarks: Platphalonidia was described for Phalonia felix Walsingham, 1895 and over 10 other species from the New World. Unfortunately the type-species belongs to Phalonidia and differs from the remaining New World species."
Only felix was officially moved. The rest were moved to Platphalonia by Metzler & Albu, 2013. As of 8/18/2015 has those other species placed in Phalonidia but will be updated at some point in the near future.
Print References
Metzler, E.H. & Albu, V., 2013: The description fo Platphalonia (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini, Cochylina) found nectaring diurnally on Centromada pungens (Asteraceae) in the Central Valley of California along with a list of species of Platphalonia. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 67(3):156-160
Metzler, E.H. & Brown, J.W., 2014: An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of America north of Mexico including Greenland, with comments on classification and identification. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 68(4): 274–282 (1)
Razowski, 1985. On the generic groups Saphenista and Cochylis (Tortricidae). Nota lepidopterologica. 8(1): 58
Razowski, J., 2011. Diagnoses and Remarks on Genera of Tortricidae, 2: Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología 39(156): 397-414
Works Cited
1.An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including...
Metzler, E.H. & Brown, J.W. 2014. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 68(4): 274–282.