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Genus Olethreutes

2800 – Olethreutes nigranum? - Olethreutes nigranum 2810 – Olethreutes sericoranum? - Olethreutes sericoranum Quartered Olethreutes - Olethreutes quadrifidum Olethreutinae, larva - Olethreutes inornatana Tortricid - Olethreutes fasciatana Moth - Olethreutes Olethreutes griseoalbana - male tortricid moth - Olethreutes
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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 Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes Hübner, 1822
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet from Greek olethreuonta meaning "destroyer, annihilator," a term used to describe the devil in Greek biblical texts (Corinthians, Exodus, Psalms/Tehillim).
Numbers
Occurs almost exclusively in the Holarctic region. Richly represented in the nearctic (about 90 species), many from the east in deciduous forests. (1)
Print References
Hübner, J., 1822. Systematisch-alphabetisches Verzeichniss (351): 72.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.