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Species Sparganothis xanthoides - Mosaic Sparganothis Moth - Hodges#3706

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Sparganothis
Species xanthoides (Mosaic Sparganothis Moth - Hodges#3706)
Hodges Number
3706
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sparganothis xanthoides (Walker, 1863)
Begunna xanthoides Walker, 1863 (1)
Leptoris breviornatana Clemens, 1865 (2)
Oenectra inconditana Walsingham, 1879 (3)
Tortrix irrorea Robinson, 1869
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Greek ξανθός εἶδος meaning "yellow-form."
Size
Wingspan: 17–21 mm. (4)
Identification
Adult - Antennae doubly ciliated, with rather long hairs ● Head and labial palpi dark brownish, nearly twice the length of the head ● FW tawny-yellow, with the brown veins and nervules, and with brown striae beneath the nervules ● Oblique brown band arises on the basal third of the costa, and runs to the middle of the dorsal margin, but does not reach it ● Brown patch on the costa, over the subcostal nervules, striated with darker brown ● Extreme apical margin brown ● HW pale yellowish-white. [Clemens' original description of Leptorie broviernatana] (2)
Range
Found in most of North America. (4)
Holotype female: Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Dr. Lyall)(5). (1)
Food
Larvae have been recorded feeding on Lotus corniculatus. (4)
See Also
Sparganothis boweri Powell & Brown
Print References
Walker, F. 1863. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXVII - Crambites & Tortricites. British Museum (Natural History), p.190. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (6)
Works Cited
1.List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXVII - Crambites & Tortricites.
Francis Walker. 1863. British Museum (Natural History), p.1-286.
2.North American Micro-Lepidoptera
Clemens, Brackenridge. 1865. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, Volume 5: 139-47.
3.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
4.Wikipedia
5.Butterflies of British Columbia
Crispin S. Guppy, Jon H. Shepard. 2001. UBC Press.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group