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Species Sonia canadana - Canadian Sonia - Hodges#3219

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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 Sonia
Species canadana (Canadian Sonia - Hodges#3219)
Hodges Number
3219
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sonia canadana McDunnough, 1925
Size
Wingspan about 15 mm.
Identification
Adult - forewing medium to dark brown, especially dark in lower AM and PM patches along inner margin; lower median area noticeably paler than the dark patches on each side; lower PM patch approximately triangular, forming a large dark polygon when wings held together at rest; several short pale diagonal markings along costa; hindwing grayish-brown.
Range
Quebec and Ontario to Florida, west to Oklahoma and Illinois.
Food
Larval hosts include New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) and maple (Acer). (1)
Print References
McDunnough, J.H. 1925. The Canadian Entomologist 57: 115-116.