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Species Cenopis saracana - Hodges#3724

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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 Cenopis
Species saracana (Cenopis saracana - Hodges#3724)
Hodges Number
3724
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cenopis saracana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Cenopis austera Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Sparganothis saracana
Phylogenetic sequence #620426
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 19-23 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Records from Missouri east to New Jersey, south to Florida, west to east Texas. (4), (1)
Food
Kearfott (1909) reported the larvae as leafrollers (crumpling leaves) of sassafras (548). (5)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 68. (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
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database