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Species Gretchena watchungana - Hodges#3261

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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 Eucosmini
Genus Gretchena
Species watchungana (Gretchena watchungana - Hodges#3261)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gretchena watchungana (Kearfott, 1907)
Epinotia watchungana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Enarmonia watchungana
Phylogenetic sequence #621169
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type location, Watchung Hills, Essex County, New Jersey. (1)
Wingspan 12-16 mm. (1), (2)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
New Brunswick to Maryland, west to Ontario and at least Kentucky. (3), (1)
Types and other specimens: Watchung Hills, Essex County, NJ (April 21 to May 8); Gloucester County, NJ (F. Haimbach, April 30); Grimsby, Ontario (J. Pettit); New Brighton, PA (F.A. Merrick, Mar 22-April 18); Cincinnati, OH (Miss Braun, April 22).
Larvae feed on leaves of alder (Alnus spp.) (151). (4)
See Also
Pseudexentera - species FW have dark basal patch bordered distally by sharply-pointed V-shaped AM line; remainder of forewing is lighter and more uniformly colored, lacking pale patchy areas along inner margin (MPG)
Chimoptesis pennsylvaniana - FW has sharp contrasting line separating black upper half from white lower half.
Gretchena concubitana - FW is lighter and more uniformly brownish-gray, lacking black shading (compare images).
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(3): 81. (1)
Works Cited
1.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group -- Markku Savela