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Species Epinotia cinereana - Hodges#3307

Moth - Epinotia cinereana moth - Epinotia cinereana Moth - black, white, yellow - Epinotia cinereana Moth - black, white, yellow - Epinotia cinereana Pseudotelphusa? - Epinotia cinereana Epinotia nisella ? - Epinotia cinereana
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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Epinotia
Species cinereana (Epinotia cinereana - Hodges#3307)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia cinereana (Haworth, 1811)
Tortrix cinereana Haworth, 1811
Epinotia criddleana Kearfott, 1907 (1) (syn. Mutanen et al. 2012)
Phylogenetic sequence #621219
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "ashy."
Host plant: Primarily Populus but also Salix.
See Also
Epinotia nisella tends to have pale areas darker and more red tones. There is some overlap in appearance and dissection/DNA may be required.
Print References
Haworth, A.H. 1811. Lepidoptera Britannica 3: 451
Mutanen, M., Aarvik, L., Landry, J.-F., Segerer, A., and Karsholt, O. 2012. Epinotia cinereana (Haworth, 1811) bona sp., a Holarctic tortricid distinct from E. nisella (Clerck, 1759) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini) as evidenced by DNA barcodes, morphology and life history. Zootaxa. 3318: 1–25 (abstract)
Works Cited
1.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Database