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Genus Platynota

Moth  - Platynota exasperatana-complex Micromoth - Platynota idaeusalis - male Moth to porch light - Platynota Platynota exasperatana - Platynota exasperatana-complex Platynota - Platynota stultana - male exasperating platynota - Platynota exasperatana-complex Platynota ? - Platynota Platynota labiosana? - Platynota
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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Platynota
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platynota Clemens, 1860 (1)
Numbers
19 species in North America according to Moth Photographers' Group.
Identification
For identification of Platynota in eastern North America, use this visual guide, which includes all the annotated images shown below. (Note that you will need to either download the image or click through to view the full resolution version online. All text in the image, which is 10,200x6,600 pixels, is crisp.)

For quick reference or for identification in the Southwest, use the following image array. Pohl, et al. (2016) list 19 species, all included here; additionally, P. richardsi, described as a Spargonothis, was transferred to Platynota by Brown (2019).(2) Females of polingi, blanchardi, yumana, redingtonensis, and zapatana are unknown or unrecognized.

P. idaeusalis                                                    P. exasperatana                                             P. semiustana                                                 P. rostrana
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P. wenzelana                                                   P. polingi                                                       P. texana                                                        P. labiosana
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P. islameconae                                                P. blanchardi                                                  P. flavedana                                                   P. zapatana
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P. larreana                                                      P. yumana                                                     P. redingtonensis                                            P. viridana
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P. stultana                                                      P. nigrocervina                                               P. calidana                                                      P. richersi
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        [missing]                     [missing]                                     [missing]
Life Cycle
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 347. (1)
Brown, J.W., 2019. New Combinations in Sparganothini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 121(3) 366-371.
Works Cited
1.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 345-362.
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.