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Species Ecdytolopha mana - Hodges#3498

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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 Grapholitini
Genus Ecdytolopha
Species mana (Ecdytolopha mana - Hodges#3498)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ecdytolopha mana (Kearfott, 1907)
Olethreutes mana Kearfott 1907 (1)
Olethreutes thaliastis Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #621388
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)
Wingspan about 13-18 mm. (4), (1)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Records from southern Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas, east to Florida, north to Maryland. (4), (1)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North America Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 14 (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.North American Moth Photographers Group