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Species Sparganothis distincta - Hodges#3704

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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 Sparganothini
Genus Sparganothis
Species distincta (Sparganothis distincta - Hodges#3704)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sparganothis distincta (Walsingham, 1884)
Oenectra distincta Walsingham, 1884 (1)
Sparganothis putmanana Freeman, 1940
Sparganothis soidana Freeman, 1941
Phylogenetic sequence #620412
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "distinct," for its resemblance to Cenopis directana (Walker, 1863) "whilst it differs in the absence of an oblique fascia and of other dark markings beyond it." (1)
Wingspan 22-23 mm. (1)
Records from Kansas, Ohio northeast to Maine and New Brunswick, south to Florida, west to Texas, Arizona and Utah. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Type locality: Arizona.
Larvae are leaftiers of goldenrods (Solidago). (6)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & J.W. Brown 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1: p.88; pl.C.43-44
Walsingham, Lord. 1884. X. North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1884: 126 (1)
Works Cited
1.X. North American Tortricidae.
Lord Walsingham. 1884. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884: 121-147.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine. Part 2, The Microlepidoptera. Section 1 & 2
Auburn E. Brower. 1984. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 114: 1-70.
4.Lepidoptera of the Archbold Biological Station, Highlands County, Florida
Marc C. Minno. 1992. Florida Entomologist 75: 297-329.
5.Annotated list of Utah tortricid moths: a provisional compilation.
Jerry A. Powell. 2006. Essig Museum of Entomology, 1-19.
6.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database