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Species Eucosma spiculana - Hodges#2971

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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 Eucosmini
Genus Eucosma
Species spiculana (Eucosma spiculana - Hodges#2971)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma spiculana (Zeller, 1875)
Grapholitha spiculana Zeller, 1875 (1)
Eucosma argenticostana (Walsingham, 1879) (2)
Semasia argenticostana Walsingham, 1879 (3)
Phaneta argenticostana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin spicula meaning "a little spike."
Wingspan 15 mm. (4)
Type locality: Dallas, Texas. (1), (4)
Larval food includes seedheads of white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana gnaphalodes)
Print References
Walsingham, 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 61. pl. 73, fig.4 (3)
Wright & Gilligan, 2015. (5)
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Contributions to the knowledge of the North American moths, especially the microlepidoptera. Transactions of the Royal Zoological-Botanical Society in Vienna, 25:289. (1)
Internet References
Illinois Wildflowers - larval food information
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
3.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
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.Eucosma Hübner of the contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Donald J. Wright & Todd M. Gilligan. 2015. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Fascicle 9.4.