Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia zandana (Kearfott, 1907)
Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Clarke, 1953 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #621206
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. (4)
Forewing length 6.0-8.5 mm. (3)
Adult - forewing variably dark grayish-brown peppered with variable number of white or white-tipped scales, white scales usually forming a longitudinal sinuate line on inner marginal half; some specimens have narrow brown subbasal and median fasciae, with the median fascia interrupted near CuA1 to form triangular spot near anal angle; some specimens have a brown longitudinal streak, continuous or interrupted, from base to apex; hindwing light grayish-brown with long pale fringe scales [adapted from description by Richard Brown].
Southern Ontario and Quebec to Massachusetts, west to Michigan, south to Arkansas and east Texas. (3)
Types: Cincinnati, OH (Miss Annette F. Braun
, March 26th to May 7th).
Adults fly in February and March in the south; March and April in the north.
Larvae feed on leaves of hawthorn (Crataegus spp.).
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North America Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
33(1): 25 (1)