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Species Epiblema desertana - Hodges#3190

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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 Epiblema
Species desertana (Epiblema desertana - Hodges#3190)
Hodges Number
3190
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema desertana (Zeller, 1875)
Paedisca desertana Zeller, 1875 (1)
Eucosma desertana
Phylogenetic sequence #621085
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "solitary." (2)
Numbers
One of over 40 species in the genus found in North America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Wingspan 11-18 mm. (4)
Range
Records from Wisconsin to Quebec, south to Florida, west to Texas. (5)
Type locality: Dallas, TX (Boll). (1), (4)
Food
Larvae feed in the stems of flat-top goldentop (Euthamia graminifolia, =Solidago graminifolia) forming galls. (6)
Print References
Hodges, R.W. et al. (editors) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E. W. Classey, London, UK.(7)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p.124.187. (8)
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 306. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults and DNA sequence
tortricidae.com - photo of pinned adult and related species..
Works Cited
1.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Biology and Taxonomy of three gall forming species of Epiblema (Olethreutidae)
W. E. Miller. 1976. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 30(1): 50-58.
7.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
8.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.