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Species Thyraylia nana - Hodges#3778

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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 Thyraylia
Species nana (Thyraylia nana - Hodges#3778)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Birch conch (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thyraylia nana (Haworth, 1811)(2)
Tortrix nana Haworth, 1811
Cochylis nana (Haworth, 1811)
Simaethis albidana Walker, 1866 TL: Canada
Phalonia winnian Kearfott, 1905 TL: New Jersy
Number 3764 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "dwarf."
Wingspan 9-13 mm. (3)
Forewing length 4.0-7.5 mm. (1)
Records in our area from coast to coast, (4)
Type locality: Great Britain, United Kingdom.
Larvae feed in the catkins of birch (Betula). (3)
Print References
Haworth, A.H., 1811. Lepidoptera Britannica 3: p.439