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Species Olethreutes merrickana - Hodges#2803

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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 Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species merrickana (Olethreutes merrickana - Hodges#2803)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes merrickana (Kearfott, 1907)
Hysterosia merrickana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620571
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of New Brighton, Pennsylvania lepidoptera collector Frank A. Merrick (1845-1912) who collected some of the first specimens. In 1962 Merrick was mustered as a sergeant into Hampton's Independent Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery assigned to the Army of the Potomac, seemingly taking part in every major battle of the war, including Antietam, Bull Run, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Promoted to Lieutenant in March, 1865 Merrick mustered out June 26th, 1965 at the end of the war. Returning to New Brighton he took up the gentler pursuits of entomology and put together a collection for his father's Merrick Free Art Gallery, Museum and Library that still exists today as an art gallery. Loxostegopsis merrickalis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1918) is also named in his honor.
Wingspan: (1)
♂ 19-25 mm
♀ 22-26 mm
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Paratypes: Cartwright, Manitoba (Heath, 3 Aug.)
Cincinnati, OH (A.F. Braun, 30 Aug.)
Algonquin. IL (W.A. Nason, 4-5 Aug,)
Mt. Desert, ME (Fernald)
New Brighton, PA (F.A. Merrick, 22 Jul.-31 Aug.)
The flight period appears to be May to August. (2)
See Also
In Olethreutes merrickana "the edge forming the dark apical area ... is straight and in Phtheochroa riscana at upper third turns, goes toward costa vertically, making a hump at that point." (1)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 67.54. (3)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(2): 59 (1)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems