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Species Apotomis funerea - Funereal Apotomis - Hodges#2755

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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 Olethreutini
Genus Apotomis
Species funerea (Funereal Apotomis - Hodges#2755)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apotomis funerea (Meyrick, 1920)
Argyroploce funerea Meyrick, 1920 (1)
Argyroploce youngana McDunnough, 1922
Heinrich (1926) synonymized funerea with capreana Hübner (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "funereal, fatal."
Forewing length 8.5-10 mm. (3)
Wingspan 17-21 mm. (1)
Records across all of Canada and adjacent United States, south to Pennsylvania in the northeast. (4)
Described material: Muskoka, Toronto, Ontario (Parish, July, August).
Larva feeds in rolled leaves of birch (Betula) and hazelnut (Corylus). (3)
Print References
Meyrick, 1920. Exotic microlepidoptera. 2: 350. (1)
McDunnough, 1922. Undescribed Lepidoptera in the Canadian National Collection. The Canadian Entomologist. 54: 41 (Argyroploce youngana)
Works Cited
1.Exotic Microlepidoptera, volumes 1-5, 1912-1937. (1969 reprint)
J. F. Gates Clarke, Edward Meyrick, T. B. Bainbrigge-Fletcher, J. T. Janse. 1969. E. W. Classey Ltd.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.Guide to the Olethreutine moths of midland North America (Tortricidae).
William E. Miller. 1987. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 660: 1-104.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group