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Species Cydia nigricana - Pea Moth - Hodges#3467

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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 Grapholitini
Genus Cydia
Species nigricana (Pea Moth - Hodges#3467)
Hodges Number
3467
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia nigricana (Fabricius, 1794)
Pyralis nigricana Fabricius, 1794
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin nigricans meaning "blackish, swarthy."
Size
Wingspan 12-16 mm. (1)
Range
Widespread in West, Central and South Europe up to Minor Asia; in the southern part of North Europe up to Asia Minor; in USA and Canada. Considered invasive in this country, first detected 1850-1900. (Capinera, John L. North American Vegetable Pests. The Pattern of Invasion. American Entomologist. Spring 2002)
Food
Larvae feed on Pea, Lathyrus, Vicia, Pisum sativum, Lens culinaris, Pinus strobiformis, Lupinus. The species is considered to be a pest. (2)
Print References
Seymour, P.C., 1986. Pyralis nigricana Fabricius, 1794 (Insecta, Lepidoptera): proposed conservation by the suppression of Phalaena rusticella Clerck, 1759. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 43(1): 93.
Fabricius, J.C., 1794. Entomologia systematica emandata et aucta 3(2): 276.