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Species Cydia rana - Hodges#3450

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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 Cydia
Species rana (Cydia rana - Hodges#3450)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia rana (Forbes, 1924)
Laspeyresia rana Forbes, 1924 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is an unpublished manuscript name of William D. Kearfott's derived from an alphabetical rhyming scheme with no meaning (bana, dana, fana ... zana).
FWL ≈ 6.2mm
Forbes description - Deep brown; a strong double medial, strongly waved but not distinctly broken, silvery band; and a single postmedial band, each of these starting from a pair of white costal dots. Another single white subterminal dot on costa, and a pair before apex. Speculum preceded by the postmedial band, followed by a vertical dark-silver bar, and crossed by four black bars; the ground concolorous. Hind wing dark.
Records from eastern Canada, eastern United States and south into the Caribbean. (2)
Type locality: Black Mountains, North Carolina.
Larval hosts include: (3)
Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii).
white spruce (Picea glauca).
ironweed (Vernonia).
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68: 394. (1)
Miller, W.E., 1990. Body size and diet quality in the genus Cydia (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 44(3): 113-142
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)