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Species Epinotia zandana - Hodges#3294

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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 Epinotia
Species zandana (Epinotia zandana - Hodges#3294)
Hodges Number
3294
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia zandana (Kearfott, 1907)
Eucosma zandana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Eucosma atacta Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Epinotia atristriga 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), (2)
Size
Forewing length 6.0-8.5 mm. (3)
Wingspan 14-16 mm. (1)
Identification
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].
Range
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).
Season
Adults fly in February and March in the south; March and April in the north.
Food
Larvae feed on leaves of hawthorn (Crataegus spp.).
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North America Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 25 (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.Resurrection of Catastega (Clemens) and revision of the Epinotia vertumnana (Zeller) species-group (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae)
Richard L. Brown. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(4): 327-346.
4.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.