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Species Eana argentana-of-authors - Eana argentana if authors - Hodges#3568

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 Cnephasiini
Genus Eana
Species argentana-of-authors (Eana argentana if authors - Hodges#3568)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eana argentana of authors, (not Clerck, 1759)
Phalaena argentana Clerck, 1759
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin argentatus meaning "silvery."
Eana argentana of authors, not (Clerck, 1759) is treated as two or more cryptic species with "true" E. argentana listed as extralimital (Palearctic) in Gilligan et al. (2020)(1).
Forewing length 11.5-15 mm. (2)
Adult - shining cream white. Rare in collections. (2)
Holarctic-boreal. In our area ranges across Canada and in the western mountains to Colorado, Idaho and northern California. (2)
Type locality: Sweden.
Larvae feed on the roots of grasses and herbaceous plants (3), as well as seedlings of Picea. (137)
See Also
Eana georgiella (Hulst, 1887) - is chalk white with pale grey hindwing. FWL 11.5-13 mm. (2)
Print References
Clerk, C.A., 1759. Icones insectorum rariorum, Pl.11, f.14.
Works Cited
1.Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America
Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras. 2020. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.