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Species Platynota nigrocervina - Hodges#3737

3737  - Platynota nigrocervina - female   - Platynota nigrocervina - male Unknown moth - Platynota nigrocervina - male Moth to blacklight - Platynota nigrocervina - male Moth to blacklight - Platynota nigrocervina - female Moth to blacklight - Platynota nigrocervina Platynota nigrocervina - male Platynota nigrocervina - female
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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 Platynota
Species nigrocervina (Platynota nigrocervina - Hodges#3737)
Hodges Number
3737
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platynota nigrocervina Walsingham, 1895 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin nigro meaning dark or black and cervi is the Latin word for neck. (3)
Numbers
There are 19 named species of Platynota in America north of Mexico. (4)
Plus several known species to be described.
Size
Wingspan about 20 mm. (1)
Identification
♂                                ♀
 
Range
Texas, Oklahoma(5) and Colorado to Michigan south to Florida(6).
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Paratypes: Larima County 5000', Colorado (Smith). (1)
Season
Most records for adults are from March through September; year round in Florida. (4)
Food
Larvae feed on corn and okra. (2)
Remarks
BOLD:AAH5566 (OK, CO)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Powell, J.A. & J.W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1: p. 138; pl. F.22-27. (2)
Walsingham, Lord. 1895. XXI. New Species of North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1895: 496. (1)
Works Cited
1.XXI. New Species of North American Tortricidae.
Lord Walsingham. 1895. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 1895: 495-518.
2.The Moths of North America north of Mexico Fascicle 8.1 Sparganothini and Atteriini
Jerry A. Powell & John W. Brown. 2012. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
6.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida