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Species Paralobesia yaracana - Hodges#2717

A Tortricid sp. - Paralobesia yaracana A Tortricid sp. - Paralobesia yaracana A Tortricid sp. - Paralobesia yaracana Tortricid - Paralobesia yaracana Tortricid - Paralobesia yaracana
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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 Paralobesia
Species yaracana (Paralobesia yaracana - Hodges#2717)
Hodges Number
2717
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paralobesia yaracana (Kearfott, 1907)
Polychrosis yaracana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Polychrosis signifera Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #620499
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (3), (2)
Size
Wingspan 9.0-10.5 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Eastern half of the United Stated and adjacent Canada. (4), (1)
Types/described material: Cincinnati, OH (Miss Annette F. Braun, April 29th to May 14th).
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 5. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group