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Species Epiblema tripartitana - Hodges#3184

Small white banded moth - Epiblema tripartitana - female Olethreutinae, in situ - Epiblema tripartitana Moth 7/8.3 - Epiblema tripartitana Hodges#3184 - Epiblema tripartitana Epiblema - Epiblema tripartitana Epiblema - Epiblema tripartitana Epiblema tripartitana Epiblema tripartitana
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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 Epiblema
Species tripartitana (Epiblema tripartitana - Hodges#3184)
Hodges Number
3184
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema tripartitana (Zeller, 1875) (1), (2)
Paedisca tripartitana Zeller, 1875 (3), (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621078
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin tripartita meaning "threefold, tripartite" for the three-part maculation of the wings.
Size
Wingspan 14-21 mm. (1)
Identification
Revised description is online. (2002) (2)
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Range
New Mexico to Minnesota and eastward. (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Type locality: Texas (Boll.
Food
Larval hosts include: (9)
threadleaf snakeweed (Gutierrezia microcephala)
great coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima)
mangrove (Conocarpus)
goldenrod (Solidago)
Remarks
Wright was unable to find characters of the male or female genitalia that would separate E. tripartitana from E. glenni. (2)
See Also

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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 122.180. (8)
Wright, D.J. 2002. A New Species of Epiblema previously confused with E. tripartitana (Zeller) and E. infellx (Heinrich) (Tortricidae). p. 277, fig 2, 5. (2)
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 308. (3)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.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.
3.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.South Carolina Moth Species
6.Moths of Brackenridge Field Laboratory University of Texas at Austin
7.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
8.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
9.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database