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Genus Cenopis

Hodges#3724 - Cenopis saracana Vermont: Hodges#3720 (Cenopis reticulatana)  - Cenopis reticulatana Tortricidae, spent pupa - Cenopis reticulatana Reticulated Fruitworm - Cenopis reticulatana Cenopis diluticostana Cenopis niveana genitalia - Cenopis directana - male Cenopis reticulatana
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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 Sparganothini
Genus Cenopis
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cenopis Zeller, 1875
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet from Greek χενός ώψ meaning "strange-faced" or "face of a stranger." Zeller explains that it is hollow-faced (inanis facies), further stating it has a "face profoundly excavated (frons profunde excavata)."
Pohl, et al. (2016) list 16 species, all included here.(1) This guide should be used only as a first step in identification; some species can't be confidently separated from photos.

C. pettitana                                                                                                                        C. niveana                                                     C. reticulatana


C. ferreana                   C. lamberti                  C. daphnana                C. diluticostana                                               C. unicolorana              C. directana


C. saracana                  C. mesospila                C. eulongicosta            C. cana                       C. vabroui                    C. karacana                  C. chambersana

Print References
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 25: 239.
Works Cited
1.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.