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Species Suleima baracana - Hodges#3216

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Suleima
Species baracana (Suleima baracana - Hodges#3216)
Hodges Number
3216
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Suleima baracana(Kearfott, 1907)
Thiodia baracana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Thiodia oxyleuca Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Eucosma baracana
Thiodia caracana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621114
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. (3), (2)
Size
Wingspan 15-22 mm. (4)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Western North America. (5)
Described material: Stockton, UT (Tom Spalding, Aug, 21st and Sept., 5th); Denver, CO (Oslar); Colorado (Gillette).
Food
Larvae are stem borers of common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) (Clarke, 1935; Comstock, 1946; MacKay, 1959). Helianthella uniflora. (6)
Print References
Comstock, J.A. 1946. A few pests of sunflower in California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 45(3): 141-144
Heinrich, C. 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. USNM Bulletin 123: 158-159. (4)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 43 (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.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.
4.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.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database