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Species Pelochrista nandana - Hodges#3112

Eucosma? - Pelochrista nandana Eucosma? - Pelochrista nandana Eucosma sombreana? - Pelochrista nandana
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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 Pelochrista
Species nandana (Pelochrista nandana - Hodges#3112)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pelochrista nandana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Eucosma nandana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Eucosma chersaea Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #620995
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. (4), (3)
Wingspan 25-30 mm. (2), (5)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (2)
Records from the Midwest United States and western Canada. (6), (2), North Carolina. (5)
Described material: Rounthwaite, Manitoba (Marmont, July); Regina, Saskatchewan (Willing, Sept.); Chicago, IL; Iowa (Gillette).
See Also
Several species in Pelochrista. See Remarks under P. comatulana.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North America Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 17. (2)
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.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.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.
5.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.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems