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Species Olethreutes nigranum - Variable Nigranum - Hodges#2800

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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 Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species nigranum (Variable Nigranum - Hodges#2800)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes nigranum (Heinrich, 1923)
Exartema nigranum Heinrich, 1923 (1)
Cymolomia ornatana Kearfott, 1910 (539, manuscript name only)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is an unpublished manuscript name of W.D. Kearfott, from Latin meaning "shining black." (1)
Wingspan 17-22 mm. (1), (2)
Adult - highly variable. Kearfott curated specimens as four separate species that Heinrich combined based on genitalia. (1)
South and east of the Great Lakes, as far as Tennessee and Maine. (3)
Type locality: Cincinnati, OH (Miss Annette F. Braun), in AMNH.
Known larval hosts are sugar maple (Acer saccharum), American basswood (Tilia americana) and hickory (Carya). (4)
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1923. New Olethreutidae from eastern United States (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 25(5-6): 115. (1)
Works Cited
1.New Olethreutidae from eastern United States (Lepidoptera)
Carl Heinrich. 1923. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 25(5-6): 105-122 .
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database