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Species Grapholita caeruleana - Hodges#3431

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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 Grapholitini
Genus Grapholita
Species caeruleana (Grapholita caeruleana - Hodges#3431)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grapholita caeruleana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Enarmonia vana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Enarmonia zana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Enarmonia xanthospora Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Enarmonia eoleuca Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Enarmonia caeruleana
Laspeyresia caeruleana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin caerulea meaning "of the river" for the type location (Rouge River).
Wingspan 10-14 mm. (4)
Forewing length 4.5-7.5 mm. (5)
Records from Washington south through California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado. (6)
Type locality: Rouge River, Oregon.
Unknown. Powell & Opler flushed the adults several times from mats of prostrate ceanthus (Ceanothus prostratus). (5)
Print References
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 66; Pl.75, f.6. (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group