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Species Proteoteras naracana - Hodges#3234

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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 Eucosmini
Genus Proteoteras
Species naracana (Proteoteras naracana - Hodges#3234)
Hodges Number
3234
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Proteoteras naracana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Proteoteras prasinospila Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #621137
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (3), (2)
Size
Wingspan 16-22 mm. (1), (4)
Forewing length 7-8 mm. (5)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Records from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, south to Alabama. (6), (1)
Described specimens: New Brighton, PA (F.A. Merrick, May 31st to June 19th); Cincinnati, OH (Miss Braun, May 26th to June 4th); Wisconsin (Otto Buchholz).
Food
Larval host is maple (Acer). (7), (5)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 50. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
5.Guide to the Olethreutine moths of midland North America (Tortricidae).
William E. Miller. 1987. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 660: 1-104.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database