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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, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
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 (according to All-Leps, but the species is missing from this Florida checklist), west to Oklahoma and Illinois
Season
adults fly in June and July
Food
larvae bore in roots of composite flowers (Asteraceae)