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Species Diedra cockerellana - Cockerell's Moth - Hodges#3630

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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 Archipini
Genus Diedra
Species cockerellana (Cockerell's Moth - Hodges#3630)
Hodges Number
3630
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diedra cockerellana (Kearfott, 1907)
Tortrix cockerellana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Argyrotaenia cockerellana
placed in genus Diedra in 1999 by Rubinoff & Powell
Phylogenetic sequence #620291
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of entomologist Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866–1948), who collected some of the first specimens.
Size
Kearfott (1907) listed the wingspan 21-24 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - forewing yellowish-brown covered by series of connected semicircular loops; two loops near middle of wing have black margin and white filling.
Range
Much of United States plus southern Ontario.
Lectotype male from Colorado, Garfield Co., Glenwood Springs. (1)
Habitat
Adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Season
The main flight period appears to be July to October.
See Also
Diedra wielgusi is similar but is apparently restricted to southwestern states (e.g. Arizona) - see photo of specimen by Todd Gilligan
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 71. (1)
Rubinoff, D. & J.A. Powell. 1999. Description of Diedra, new genus (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae: Archipini), and three new species, based on phylogenetic analysis. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92(4): pp. 473-487. (abstract)
Internet References
pinned adult image from Colorado (Todd Gilligan, tortricidae.com)
2 specimen records in California plus locations and dates (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group