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Species Cenopis niveana - Aproned Cenopis - Hodges#3727

Cenopis niveana – Aproned Cenopis Moth - Cenopis niveana  3727 – Cenopis niveana – Aproned Cenopis - Cenopis niveana Aproned Sparganothis - Hodges#3727 - Cenopis niveana Cenopis niveana Aproned Sparganothis - Cenopis niveana Cenopis niveana Tortricidae, dorsal - Cenopis niveana Tortricidae, lateral - Cenopis niveana
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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 Sparganothini
Genus Cenopis
Species niveana (Aproned Cenopis - Hodges#3727)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cenopis niveana (Walsingham, 1879)
Sparganothis niveana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Cenopis groteana Fernald, 1882 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin niveus meaning "snowy," for the "bright shining white" forewings of Walsingham's specimen. (1)
Wingspan 23 mm. (1)
Adult: forewing dark brown except for light yellow band across base and across wingtip, and yellow semicircular patch mid-way along costa; some individuals have extensive yellow shading along inner margin (resulting in less extensive brown, sometimes reduced to just a crescent of brown along the costa); hindwing white.
Eastern North America. (3)
Type locality: Canada.
The main flight period is April to October. (3)
See Also
Sparganothis pulcherrimana (4) forewing has larger semicircular yellow patch along costa, and small rectangular yellow patch along inner margin (lacking in S. niveana)

Sparganothis pulcherrimana
Print References
Powell, J.A. & J.W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 96; pl. D.9-11.(5)
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 19, Pl.64, f.7. (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae.
Charles Henry Fernald. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65-72.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Beautiful Sparganothis
5.The Moths of North America north of Mexico Fascicle 8.1 Sparganothini and Atteriini
Jerry A. Powell & John W. Brown. 2012. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.