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Species Ofatulena luminosa - Hodges#3445

Tortricid - Ofatulena luminosa Moth - Ofatulena luminosa Moth - Ofatulena luminosa Moth - Ofatulena luminosa 6025073 moth - Ofatulena luminosa Ofatulena luminosa  - Ofatulena luminosa
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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Grapholitini
Genus Ofatulena
Species luminosa (Ofatulena luminosa - Hodges#3445)
Hodges Number
3445
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ofatulena luminosa Heinrich, 1926
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "bright, luminous."
Size
Heinrich (1926) reported the wingspan of 12-14 mm. (1)
Identification
Determined by Michael Sabourin.
Range
Southern California to southern Texas. Baja California.(2), (3)
Food
Larvae feed on Mexican Palo Verde, Parkinsonia aculeata, and Texas Palo Verde, Parkinsonia texana. (4)
See Also
Ofatulena duodecemstriata can be separated by color and pattern. However, there are three BINs at BOLD for O. duodecemstriata and O. luminosa:
AAD3346 - Ofatulena duodecemstriata
AAD3348 - Ofatulena duodecemstriata
AAE5832 - Ofatulena luminosa
The images in AAE5832 seem to be a better fit with the original description for O. luminosa as far as I can tell. Images in AAE5832 seem to refer to O. luminosa. Images in AAD3348 seem to be intermediate between the two species. The BINs are reasonably well separated inferring that 3 species may be involved. Jason Dombroskie agrees that AAD3348 may represent a new undescribed species. - Steve Nanz (9/18/2017)
Print References
Brown, J.W., R. Segura, Q. Santiago-Jiménez, J. Rota, & T.A. Heard 2011. Tortricid moths reared from the invasive weed Mexican Palo Verde, Parkinsonia aculeata, with comments on their host specificity, biology, geographic distribution, and systematics. Journal of Insect Science 11(7): p. 11, f.12. (4)
Heinrich C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. USNM Bulletin 132: 40. (1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Tortricid moths reared from the invasive weed Mexican palo verde, Parkinsonia aculeata, with comments on ....
John W. Brown, Ricardo Segura, Quiyari Santiago-Jiménez, Jadranka Rota, Tim A. Heard. 2011. Journal of Insect Science 11(7): 1-17.