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Species Olethreutes exoletum - Wretched Olethreutes Moth - Hodges#2791

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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 Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species exoletum (Wretched Olethreutes Moth - Hodges#2791)
Hodges Number
2791
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes exoletum Zeller, 1875
Exartema exoletum Zeller, 1875 (1)
Olethreutes exoletus (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from latin meaning "worn out." Zeller states "I'm not sure this is not a mere modification of Exart. quadrifidum, chiefly due to the want of bright ones." (1)
Size
FWL: 6.5-8.0 mm
Identification
The forewing is uniformly olive gray with no markings except a dark apical spot and, in fresh individuals, brownish-gray shading from the base of the dorsal margin to mid-costa. (2)
Range
Maine to Michigan, south and west to New Jersey, Ohio, and Iowa. (2)
Season
June and July. (2)
Food
Larvae tie leaves of currant (Ribes sp.) leaves. (3)
Print References
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 25: 270. (1)
Works Cited
1.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
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.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems