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Species Eugnosta willettana - Hodges#3792

Tucson, AZ record. - Eugnosta willettana Moth - Eugnosta willettana Moth - Eugnosta willettana
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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 Eugnosta
Species willettana (Eugnosta willettana - Hodges#3792)
Hodges Number
3792
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eugnosta willettana (Comstock, 1939)
Carolella busckana willettana Comstock, 1939 (1)
Number 3791 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Dr. George Willett (1879-1945), curator of Entomology and Chair at the American Museum of Natural History, who collected the first specimens.
Size
Winspan about 24-27 mm (USNM specimens, Comstock descriptions).
Larva to 12 mm (Comstock, 1941).
Range
Known from southern California and southern Arizona; Mexico. (2), (3), (4)
Holotype ♂ from Chuckwalla Springs, Riverside County, California, December 25, 1937 (G. Willett), in USNM. (4)
Food
The larva feeds in galls on brittlebush (Encelia farinosa) (Comstock, 1941).
See Also
Larvae very similar to Eugnosta busckana.
Print References
Comstock, J.A., 1939. The fauna and flora of El Segundo Sand Dunes. Two new Phaloniid moths. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 38(2): 115. (1)
Comstock, J.A., 1941. Additional notes on Carolella willettana. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 39(3): 201, pl.34.
Works Cited
1.The fauna and flora of El Segundo Sand Dunes. Two new Phaloniid moths
John A. Comstock. 1939. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 38(2): 115-119.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Tucson, AZ record.
4.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.