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Species Eucosma gomonana - Hodges#3110

Eucosma gomonana  - Eucosma gomonana - male Eucosma gomonana
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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
Species gomonana (Eucosma gomonana - Hodges#3110)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma gomonana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Eucosma discipula Meyrick, 1912 (2)
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)
Wingspan 8-11 mm. (1)
Records from Indiana to Maine, south to Florida and Mississippi. (4)
Syntypes: Essex County Park, New Jersey. Watchung Mountains, Passaic County, New Jersey. (1)
See Also
Eucosma baggetti is separated by genitalia. Forewings are typically more brown with markings less strongly expressed.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New micro-leidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(3): 78. (1)
Wright & Gilligan, 2019: 114; figs. 4a-d, figs. 12a-f (genitalia). (5)
Works Cited
1.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.
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
5.Review of Eight unplaced Nearctic Eucosmini (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) and descriptions of a new species
Wright D.J. & T.M. Gilligan. 2019. Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society, 73(2): 109-121.