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Species Platphalonidia felix - Hodges#3831

Moth - Platphalonidia felix Moth - Platphalonidia felix 3831   - Platphalonidia felix
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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Platphalonidia
Species felix (Platphalonidia felix - Hodges#3831)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platphalonidia felix (Walsingham, 1895)(1)
Phalonia felix Walsingham, 1895 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #620167
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet felix is Latin meaning "happy." Heinrich (1923) later named a tortricid "infelix," meaning "unhappy." (3), (2)
Phalonidia felix was listed as #3760 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Forewing length 6.5-9 mm. (4)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) (5)

Scattered records throughout North America. (7), (8), (4)
Type locality: USA: Colorado, Loveland @ 5,000-10,000' (Smith).
Powell & Opler(4) report larval hosts of Douglas' ragwort, Senecio flaccidus L.
and dune ragwort, Senecio blochmaniae Greene.
Larvae were reported to have been reared on Artemisia L. (Dyar, 1901)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1901. List of Lepidoptera taken at Williams, Arizona by Messrs. Schwarz and Barber I. Papilionoidea, Sphingoidea, Bombycoidea, Tineioidea. (in part). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 5: p. 231.
Powell & Opler, 2009: 158, pl. 20, fig. 7. (4)
Razowski, J., 1985. On the generic groups Saphenista and Cochylis (Tortricidae). Nota lepidopterologica. 8(1): 58
Razowski, J., 2011. Diagnoses and Remarks on Genera of Tortricidae, 2: Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología 39(156): 397-414
Walsingham, Lord. 1895. New species of North American Tortricidæ. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1895. 498. (2)