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Species Eucosma sombreana - Hodges#3127

Unidentified Moth 1 - Eucosma sombreana Unidentified Moth 3 - Eucosma sombreana 3127  - Eucosma sombreana Eucosma sombreana Eucosma sombreana Hodges#3127 - Eucosma sombreana Eucosma sombreana (?) - Eucosma sombreana - male Eucosma sombreana
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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 Eucosma
Species sombreana (Eucosma sombreana - Hodges#3127)
Hodges Number
3127
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma sombreana Kearfott, 1905 (1)
Size
Wingspan 19-27 mm. (1), (2)
Identification
Adult - forewing brownish-gray, dusted with pale scales; faint, slightly paler oblique band in median area, bordered on both sides by diffuse dark shading, but showing little contrast against ground color (overall color fairly uniform); hindwing slightly paler than forewing, unmarked.
Range
Records from eastern half of the United States and southern Ontario. (3)
Paratypes: Tryon, NC (Fiske, 14 Jul.); Chicago, IL (Kwiat(4)); Cincinnati, OH (Miss Braun, 2 Aug,); Scranton, PA (Lister, 26 Jul.); Plummers Island & Cabin John Bridge, MD (Busck, 1-10 Aug.); Montclair, NJ (Kearfott, 4 Aug.).
Food
Larval hosts are giant sunflower (Helianthus giganteus) and Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus). (2)
Print References
Kearfott, 1905. Descriptions of new species of tortricid moths from North Carolina, with notes. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 28: 357. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of tortricid moths, from North Carolina, with notes
William Dunham Kearfott. 1905. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 28(1398): 349-364.
2.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.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.A brief history of lepidopterology in Illinois.
Roderick R. Irwin. 1972. Transactions of the Illinois Academy of Science 65: 45-49.