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Species Pseudexentera spoliana - Bare-patched Oak Leafroller - Hodges#3251

What Moth? - Pseudexentera spoliana Pseudexentera sp., cf 3251, 3254 - Pseudexentera spoliana 2013-04-08-lep3 - Pseudexentera spoliana Pseudexentera spoliana Olethreutine moth? - Pseudexentera spoliana bare-patched oak leaf roller - Pseudexentera spoliana moth - Pseudexentera spoliana moth - Pseudexentera spoliana
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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 Pseudexentera
Species spoliana (Bare-patched Oak Leafroller - Hodges#3251)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudexentera spoliana (Clemens, 1864)
Hedya spoliana Clemens, 1864 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "bare, unclothed."
FWL: 7.0-9.5mm (males), 6.5-9.0mm (females). (2)
WS ≈ 19mm. (3)
United States and Southern Canada east of Rocky Mountains. (3)
Larval hosts include oak (Quercus), chestnut (Castanea), maple (Acer) and buckeye (Aesculus). (3), (4)
Life Cycle
One generation per year. (2)
All identifications in Pseudexentera based on photo should be considered tentative.
Mark Dreiling's photo #341803, BOLD MDOK-1109, was formerly posted at MPG as Pseudexentera spoliana following the determination at BOLD. All specimens from north of Mexico in BOLD:AAA3121 form a branch representing hodsoni. The spoliana identifications in this BIN appear to have been based on two USNM specimens, DNA-ATBI-6281 and DNA-ATBI-6282, which somehow were mislabeled at BOLD but have since been confirmed as hodsoni. True spoliana is gray with the entire basal area shaded. It does not typically have the distinct dark wedge shaped subbasal fascia on the dorsum of hodsoni.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1864. North American micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3: 513. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – species page (5)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (6)
Wikipedia - brief description (3)
Works Cited
1.North American micro-lepidoptera.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3(3): 505-520.
2.The Species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae)
William E. Miller. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(3), 218-237.
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems