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Species Epiblema gibsoni - Hodges#3207.2

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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 Eucosmini
Genus Epiblema
Species gibsoni (Epiblema gibsoni - Hodges#3207.2)
Hodges Number
3207.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema gibsoni Wright & Covell, 2003 (1)
Explanation of Names
Species named in recognition of Loran D. Gibson for his many contributions to the knowledge of Kentucky Lepidoptera.(1)
Numbers
There are more than 40 Epiblema species in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Forewing length 6-9 mm. (1)
Identification
The forewing of fresh specimens have a lavender tint. (1)
Range
Arkansas, Missouri to Michigan, south to Mississippi and South Carolina. (1)
Holotype: KY, Rowland Co. (1), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults fly from early June to late August with 70% of the records from July.(1), (2)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (1)
See Also
Epiblema walsinghami, which has a more triangular shaped white patch. (Wright & Covell)
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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, pp. 126, 193.(3)
Wright, D.J. & C.V. Covell, 2003. A new species of Epiblema (Tortricidae) formerly misidentified as E. walsinghami Kearfott and E. infelix Heinrich. Journal of Lepididoperists Society. 57(3), pp. 230-233. (1)
Works Cited
1.A new species of Epiblema (Tortricidae) formerly misidentified as E. walsinghami (Kearfott) and E. infelix (Heinrich)
D. J. Wright, C. V. Covell. 2003. Journal of Lepidopterists' Society. 57(3): 230-233.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.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.