Mark Dreiling has requested (here
) a guide page for this image:
The problem is, as John F. Carr noted, placement of this species is all over the map.
•The basionym is Phalonia cephalanthana
•Nomina Nearctica lists it as Phtheochroa cephalanthana
•All-Leps has it as Phalonia cephalanthana
in its checklist, but the Barcode of Life Taxonomy Browser has an entry for Cagiva cephalanthana
. An Excel™ version of the All Leps North American checklist database that I downloaded a few years ago has it as Phtheochroa cephalanthana
•LepIndex has it as Aethes cephalanthana
, and says Phalonia
is a junior subjective synonym of Aethes
•MPG lists it as  3849 [Cagiva] cephalanthana
•Markku Savela's funet site lists it as "?Aethes cephalanthana
(Heinrich, 1921)", and cites the name from the Hodges checklist as "Phalonia cephalanthana
" and adds "#3818 (incertae sedis)"
•The Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae at Tortricid.net/www.tortricidae.com places it in "Cochylini New Genus 2"
Cagiva Pogue, 1990 (in Pogue & Mickevich, Cladistics 6:322) seems to be the most recent genus, but also is listed as a nomen nudum in the few online references that even mention it.
We started out with Nomina Nearctica as our taxonomical reference, then changed to All-Leps, and now seem to be using MPG. MPG doesn't seem to be sure about the genus placement, and other sites seem semi-randomly distributed among other choices- sometimes two or more per site!
My semi-educated impression is that there are problems with all the generic placements, and that the correct genus for it has yet to be validly published. Which leaves us with the obvious question: We need to create a species page, but where do we put it?
Calling it "Incertae sedis" or "Unplaced" would be no doubt the most accurate, but everything is designed around species names in the form of Linnaean binomials. "Cagiva cephalanthana
" seems to be the most up-to-date choice, but it also seems to be invalid.