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Species Eumarozia malachitana - Sculptured Moth - Hodges#2749

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Eumarozia
Species malachitana (Sculptured Moth - Hodges#2749)
Hodges Number
2749
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eumarozia malachitana (Zeller, 1875)
Grapholitha malachitana Zeller, 1875 (1)
Grapholitha (Poecilochroma) malachitana Zeller, 1875 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the mineral malichite for the green color of the moth.
Numbers
Monotypic genus in U.S. (1)
Size
Heinrich (1926) reported a wingspan of 11.5-16 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
eastern North America. (3), (4), (5), (6)
Food
Larval food plants: (7)
hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)
black sapote (Diospyros digyna)
common pear (Pyrus communis)
cassia (Cassia)
globe amaranth (Gomphrena)
manilkara (Manilkara)
Life Cycle
1. Caterpillar. 2. Pupa. 3. Adult
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (5)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. Ohio Biological Survey, p. 52.24. (6)
Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: p. 110; figs. 60, 194, 413. (1)
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 292. (2)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
3.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.Moths of Brackenridge Field Laboratory University of Texas at Austin
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
7.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database