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Species Eucosma parmatana - Variable Eucosma - Hodges#2937

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Eucosma
No Taxon (parmatana group)
Species parmatana (Variable Eucosma - Hodges#2937)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma parmatana (Clemens, 1860) (1)
Ephippiphora parmatana Clemens, 1860 (2)
Thiodia alterana Heinrich, 1923 (3)
Steganoptycha crispana Clemens, 1865 (3)
Epinotia kennebecana Kearfott, 1907 (3), (4)
Proteopteryx marmontana Kearfott, 1907 (5), (4)
Thiodia perfuscana Heinrich, 1923 (3)
Thiodia sinestrigana McDunnough, 1938 (3)
Phaneta parmatana
Phylogenetic sequence #620832
Heinrich (1926) did not specify wingspan. (6)
Moth Photographers Group has a specimen with 12 mm. wingspan listed. (7)
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
End of July until September.
BOLD data seems to suggest that E. parmatana may be part of a complex. There are at least 8 BIN groups containing specimens identified as that species. All those groups seem closely related. They also include specimens identified as E. marmontana and ochroterminana. There is a lot of variation: BOLD:AAA5484, BOLD:AAA5485, BOLD:AAA5486, BOLD:AAA5487, BOLD:AAA5488, BOLD:AAA5490, BOLD:AAA5491, BOLD:ABZ5526. (Steve Nanz - 3/21/2018)
See Also
Epiblema otiosana (Bidens Borer) looks similar. See discussion here.
Print References
Clemens, 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 352. (2)
Heinrich, C. 1923. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 123: 47; pl. 15, fig. 103 (male genitalia) (8) (Thiodia marmontana)
Heinrich, C. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 47. (6)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New Micro-Lepidoptera. Canadian Entomologist. 39(5): 155, 157. (Proteopteryx marmontana, Epinotia kennebecana)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - pinned images of DNA supported specimens
Ohio State University – image of pinned adult and male genitalia
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 345-362.
3.Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2014. T@RTS: Online, World Catalogue of the Tortricidae.
4.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
5.Eucosma Hübner of the contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Donald J. Wright & Todd M. Gilligan. 2015. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Fascicle 9.4.
6.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.