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Species Cochylichroa hospes - Banded Sunflower Moth - Hodges#3777

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Cochylichroa
Species hospes (Banded Sunflower Moth - Hodges#3777)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cochylichroa hoffmanana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Cochylis hospes (Walsingham, 1884)
Conchylis hospes Walsingham, 1984 (mispelling of genus) (2)
Number 3830 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Phylogenetic sequence #620135
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "host, guest, visitor."
Forewing length 5.5-8.0 mm. (3)
Adults - golden ochreous with broad, dark brown to rust brown medial fascia and subapical blotch containing irridescent gray patches. (3) Also see Razowski (1997). (4)
North Carolina through the Midwest to Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and northern Arizona. (3)
Type locality: North Carolina.
Adults fly July to August in Manitoba. (3)
Larvae feed on developing seeds in flower heads of cultivated and wild sunflower (Helianthus).
Life Cycle
Overwinters as last instar larvae. (3)
Print References
Walsingham, Lord. 1884. X. North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1884: 131. (2)
Works Cited
1.New genera, new species, and new combinations in new world Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae)
Brown, J.W. 2019. Zootaxa, 4671 (2): 195–222.
2.X. North American Tortricidae.
Lord Walsingham. 1884. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884: 121-147.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems