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Species Eucosma raracana - Reddish Eucosma - Hodges#2928

Tortricid Moth - Eucosma raracana Phaneta raracana - Hodges #2928 (Phaneta raracana) - Eucosma raracana Phaneta raracana - Eucosma raracana Tortricoidea ? - Eucosma raracana Eucosma raracana Reddish Eucosma - Eucosma raracana Eucosma raracana Reddish Eucosma - Eucosma raracana
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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 Eucosma
No Taxon (parmatana group)
Species raracana (Reddish Eucosma - Hodges#2928)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma raracana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Thiodia raracana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Thiodia fastidiosa Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Phaneta raracana
Phylogenetic sequence #620837
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (4), (3)
Wingspan 11-14 mm. (2)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (2)
Eastern half of the United States and adjacent Canada. (5)
Paratypes: Montclair and Essex County, NJ (Kearfott, 8-26 Aug.); Covington, KY (A. Busck, Aug.); Washington County, AR (A.J. Brown, Jul.); Hastings, FL (A.J. Brown, Oct.); USNM labeled "Salidago, 11/884" ("from Glovers coll. 83.).
Goldenrod (MassMoths)
Print References
Kearfott, W. D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 33(1):44 (2)
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group