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Species Rhopobota finitimana - Hodges#3278

Eucosmini Moth  - Hodges #3278 - Rhopobota finitimana Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Ilex decidua 519A 2017 2 - Rhopobota finitimana Eucosmini moth - Rhopobota finitimana Tortricidae - Rhopobota finitimana Tortricidae - Rhopobota finitimana Rhopobota finitimana Rhopobota finitimana Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Ilex decidua D602 2017 1 - Rhopobota finitimana
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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 Eucosmini
Genus Rhopobota
Species finitimana (Rhopobota finitimana - Hodges#3278)
Hodges Number
3278
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhopobota finitimana (Heinrich, 1923)
Kundrya finitimana Heinrich, 1923 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621190
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin finitima meaning "bordering upon, adjoining, neighboring."
Size
FWL: 4.5-5.0 mm (2)
Identification
Pupa - characteristic with large, protruding orange yellow spiracles. (1)
Range
Nova Scotia to Michigan, south to Alabama and Texas (2).
Type locality: Hampton, New Hampshire (S.A. Shaw).
Food
Larval hosts include catberry (Ilex mucronata) and common winterberry (Ilex verticillata). (2), (1), (3)
Remarks
This is the smallest of the North American Rhopobota. (2)
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 192. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
2.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
3.Host records for Lepidoptera reared in Eastern North America
D. C. Ferguson. 1975. United States Department of Agriculture 1521: 1-45.