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Tribe Cnephasiini

Eana argentata - Eana Decodes basiplagana Unknown moth - Cnephasia longana micro moth - Eana Cnephasia longana Decodes siskiyou - not assigned - Decodes nr-horariana - male Cnephasia stephensiana Hodges#3573 - Decodes basiplagana
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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 Cnephasiini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tribal name from the type genus Cnephasia Curtis, 1826. Generic epithet Cnephasia is from Greek meaning "darkness." (1)
Holarctic tribe characterized by uniquely derived traits including highly modified ovipositor pads and correlated behavior. The ovipositor lobes are concave, bearing capitate setae, allowing females to pick up dirt and spread it over her eggs. (2)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.