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Species Episimus augmentana - Hodges#2702

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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 Olethreutini
Genus Episimus
Species augmentana (Episimus augmentana - Hodges#2702)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Episimus augmentana (Zeller, 1877)
Grapholitha augmentana Zeller, 1877
Episimus augmentus [sic] Kimball, 1965
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin augmentans meaning "augmenting."
FWL: 5.5-6.8mm (♂), 6.8-7.3mm (♀) (1).
"This species is distinguished by its ochreous head vertex and the dark reddish-brown forewing markings, including a half-circular dorsal margin mark" (1).
In our area, this species occurs in subtropical south Florida, from the Miami area to the Florida Keys (1).
"Successive generations throughout the year; records are for every month of the year (1).
Larval hosts are sumac (Rhus) and poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum). (2)
See Also
Episimus transferrana has "vertex dark fuscous". (1)
Print References
Zeller, P.C., 1877. Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae, variis sermonibus in Rossia usitatis editae 13: 160.
Internet References