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Species Epiblema obfuscana - Blue-washed Goldenrod Borer - Hodges#3189

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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 obfuscana (Blue-washed Goldenrod Borer - Hodges#3189)
Hodges Number
3189
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema obfuscana (Dyar, 1888)
Eucosma obfuscana Dyar, 1888 (1)
Paedisca obfuscata Riley, 1888 (nomen nudum, 33)
Phylogenetic sequence #621084
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "to darken, obscure."
Size
Wingspan 15-21 mm. (2)
Range
Records from Minnesota to Maine, south to North Carolina to Oklahoma. (2)
Food
Larval host is goldenrod (Solidago, Asteraceae). (3)
See Also
Epiblema discretivana - see Heinrich (1921) for "slight but constant color differences" with obfuscana. (4)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., C.H. Fernald, G.D. Hulst & A. Busck. 1902. A list of North American Lepidoptera and key to the literature of this order of insects. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 52: 459. (1)
Forbes, W.T.M. 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 68: 416. (3)
Gilligan, T.M., D.J. Wright & L.D. Gibson. 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey 16(2): p.124.186 (5)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Tortricid.net - photo pinned specimen
Works Cited
1.A list of North American Lepidoptera and key to the literature of this order of insects.
Harrison. G. Dyar, C.H. Fernald, Rev. George D. Hulst & August Busck. 1902. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 52: 1-723.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
4.Some Lepidoptera Likely To Be Confused with the Pink Bollworm
Heinrich, Carl. 1921. Journal of Agricultural Research. v. 20, no. 10, pp. 820-821.
5.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.