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Species Thyraylia bana - Hodges#3843

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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 Cochylini
Genus Thyraylia
Species bana (Thyraylia bana - Hodges#3843)
Hodges Number
3843
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thyraylia bana (Kearfott, 1907)
Phalonia bana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phalonia rhodites Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Number 3775 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Phylogenetic sequence #620206
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)
Size
Wingspan 12-14 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Scattered records from the eastern half of the United States. (4)
Type specimens: Chicago, Illinois, June (J.H. Reading).
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33(1): 73. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
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