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Genus Paralobesia

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Paralobesia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paralobesia Obraztsov, 1953 (1)
Endopiza Clemens, 1860
Lobesia Guenée, 1845 (in part)
At least some species in this genus were formerly placed in Endopiza.
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet is Latin meaning "near Lobesia Guenée." Generic epithet Lobesia Guenée is Greek meaning "mutilation, maltreatment." (2)
Size
FWL ≈ 4.5-8.0 mm (3)
Identification
Adult: Many species are leaden-gray with reddish brown fasciae. Wing pattern is not diagnostic for many species, and genitalic dissection is necessary to confirm identity. (3)
Range
Most Paralobesia species appear to be restricted to eastern North America, with least three on the West Coast. Paralobesia palliolana and two undescribed species have been recorded from Washington, Oregon, and California (3)
Remarks
At least some species in this genus were formerly placed in Endopiza.
Print References
Obraztsov, N.S., 1953. Classification of Holarctic species of the genus Lobesia Guenée, with description of Paralobesia gen. nov. (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). Tijdschrift Voor Entomologie 96: 85-94. (1)
Works Cited
1.Classification of Holarctic species of the genus Lobesia (Guenée), with description of Paralobesia gen. nov. ...
N. S. Obraztsov. 1953. Tijdschrift Voor Entomologie 96:85-94.
2.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
3.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.