Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia nonana (Kearfott, 1907)
Eucosma nonana Kearfott, 1907
Meyrick, 1912 (1)
Phylogentic sequence #621243
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. (2)
Adult - forewing variably pale to medium gray with dark gray to blackish markings; short dark streaks of varying width along length of costa; dark irregular blotch near inner margin in AM area, and smaller blotches in subapical and median areas; no dark blotch at anal angle (as in Catastega aceriella; see below); hindwing grayish-brown.
Northeastern United States plus Quebec, Ontario, and a disjunct population in California.
Type locality: Pueblo, CO (H.W. Nash
Adults fly from July to September in the northeast; June and July in California.
Maple Trumpet Skeletonizer (Catastega (=Epinotia) aceriella
) forewing is very similar but has dark blotch near anal angle, not in subapical area (see photos of aceriella
by Richard Brown in PDF doc below, by Jim Vargo in MPG link below, and by Todd Gilligan here: 1
Brown, R.L. 1986. Resurrection of Catastega
(Clemens) and revision of the Epinotia vertumnana
(Zeller) species-group (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society
40(4): 327-346 (PDF
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North America Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
33(1): 30 (4)