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Species Argyrotaenia floridana - Hodges#3599

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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 Archipini
Genus Argyrotaenia
Species floridana (Argyrotaenia floridana - Hodges#3599)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia floridana Obraztsov, 1961 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type location (Florida).
Forewing length 5.5 mm in male; 7.5-9 mm in female. (1)
Records from the southeastern United States, north to New Jersey and Ohio, west to Arkansas and east Texas. Caribbean. (2)
Holotype male and allotype female: Port Sewall, Florida, November 13-14, 1938 (F.E. Watson & L.J. Sanford).
Larval hosts include paradise tree (Simarouba glauca Simaroubaceae) in Florida and Simarouba amara in the Caribbean. (3)
See Also
See Remarks in Obraztsov (1961) - Argyrotaenia velutinana (Walker), Argyrotaenia tabulana Freeman, Argyrotaenia amatana (Dyar). (1)
Print References
Obraztsov, N.S., 1961. Descriptions of and notes on North and Central American species of Argyrotaenia, with the description of a new genus (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). American Museum Novitates, no. 2048: 8-13. (1)