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Species Ofatulena duodecemstriata - Hodges#3444

6024824 moth - Ofatulena duodecemstriata Smudged - Ofatulena duodecemstriata resembles Ofatulena duodecemstriata - Ofatulena duodecemstriata Ofatulena duodecemstriata Ofatulena duodecemstriata? - Ofatulena duodecemstriata Ofatulena duodecemstriata Arizona Moth - Ofatulena duodecemstriata Ofatulena duodecemstriata - male - female
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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 Grapholitini
Genus Ofatulena
Species duodecemstriata (Ofatulena duodecemstriata - Hodges#3444)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ofatulena duodecemstriata (Walsingham, 1884)
Grapholitha duodecemstriata Walsingham, 1884
Grapholitha ? duodecemstriata Walsingham, 1884 (1)
Enarmonia duodecemstriata
Laspeyresia duodecemstriata
Phylogenetic sequence #621327
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning for "twelve-lined" for the "twelve parallel transverse whitish lines" on the forewing. (1)
Ofatulena includes two species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 5-8 mm.(3)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Texas, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and southern California. (4), (5), (6), (3), (7), (1)
Adults fly April through September. (3)
Heinrich (1926) reported the larvae feed on the seedpods of Prosopis (mesquite). (6), (7)
Powell & Opler (2009) lists mesquite pods, and more specifically, screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens). (3)
Larvae have been reared on Parkinsonia aculeata (Jerusalem thorn a.k.a. Mexican palo verde). (8)
Ofatulena luminosa can be separated by color and pattern. However, there are three BINs at BOLD for O. duodecemstriata and O. luminosa:
AAD3346 - Ofatulena duodecemstriata
AAD3348 - Ofatulena duodecemstriata
AAE5832 - Ofatulena luminosa
The images in AAE5832 seem to be a better fit with the original description for O. luminosa as far as I can tell. Images in AAE5832 seem to refer to O. luminosa. Images in AAD3348 seem to be intermediate between the two species. The BINs are reasonably well separated inferring that 3 species may be involved. Jason Dombroskie agrees that AAD3348 may represent a new undescribed species. - Steve Nanz (9/18/2017)
See Also
Similar to many Cydia except in color.
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 40. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl.17.18f; p.143. (3)
Walsingham, Lord. 1884. X. North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884: 146; pl.4, f.16. (1)
Works Cited
1.X. North American Tortricidae.
Lord Walsingham. 1884. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884: 121-147.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Moths of Brackenridge Field Laboratory University of Texas at Austin
5.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
6.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
7.Annotated checklist of New World insects associated with Prosopis (Mesquite)
C. R. Ward, C. W. O'Brien, l. B. O'Brien, D. E. Foster, E. W. Huddleston. 1977. Agricultural Research Service, U.S.D.A. 1557: 1-115.
8.Tortricid moths reared from the invasive weed Mexican palo verde, Parkinsonia aculeata, with comments on ....
John W. Brown, Ricardo Segura, Quiyari Santiago-Jiménez, Jadranka Rota, Tim A. Heard. 2011. Journal of Insect Science 11(7): 1-17.
9.North American Moth Photographers Group
10.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems