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Genus Epiblema

Tortricid Moth - Epiblema otiosana Goldenrod Gall Moth - Hodges#3186 - Epiblema scudderiana Moth 072913b - Epiblema otiosana Tortricidae: Epiblema scudderiana - Epiblema scudderiana Bidens Borer Moth - Epiblema otiosana Tortricidae: Epiblema otiosana - Epiblema otiosana Epiblema obfuscana? - Epiblema obfuscana Tortricidae, spent pupa - Epiblema strenuana
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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 Epiblema
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema (Hübner, 1825)
Explanation of Names
From Ancient Greek ἐπίβλημα (epiblēma, "cover"); ἐπί (epi, "over, upon") + βάλλω (ballō, "throw")
There are 41 Epiblema species in America north of Mexico. MPG list
"About one-third of the 40 recognized species of Epiblema in North America have a predominantly dark FW with a prominent whitish spot at the middle of the dorsal margin." (1)
Print References
Hübner, J., 1825. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge, p.375.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults
Works Cited
1.A New Species of Epiblema previously confused with E. tripartitana (Zeller) and E. infellx (Heinrich) (Tortricidae)
Donald J. Wright. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56(4): 277-285.