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Species Epinotia sotipena - Black Dash Epinotia Moth - Hodges#3291.1

Epinotia sotipena  unid. moth - Epinotia sotipena Hodges#3291.99 - Epinotia sotipena  Hodges#3291.99 - Epinotia sotipena tortricid moth - Epinotia sotipena Epinotia sotipena Black Dash Epinotia Moth - Epinotia sotipena Epinotia sotipena
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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 Epinotia
Species sotipena (Black Dash Epinotia Moth - Hodges#3291.1)
Hodges Number
3291.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia sotipena Brown, [1987] (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621204
Size
Forewing length 5.8-8.2 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - forewing light brown with darker speckling and diffuse whitish patch along costa near base; dark brown basal streak extends half-way along wing; another dark brown streak begins midway along costa and curves toward outer margin; hindwing pearly gray basally, shading to yellowish-brown toward outermargin; fringe wide, pale.
Range
Northeastern United States and southeastern Canada: Quebec and Ontario, south to Maryland, west to Texas and Illinois. (1)
Habitat
Shrubby, brushy areas; adults may be flushed from the ground or vegetation during the day.
Season
Adults fly in April and May.
Food
Larvae probably feed on leaves of shrubs and woody plants in general (other Epinotia species feed on hawthorn and raspberry).
See Also
Epinotia atristriga forewing has dark streak running from base to outer margin near apex.
E. celtisana has more diffuse streaking and less contrast between dark and pale areas on forewing.
Print References
Brown, R.L. 1986. Resurrection of Catastega (Clemens) and revision of the Epinotia vertumnana (Zeller) species-group (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(4): 341. (1)
Works Cited
1.Resurrection of Catastega (Clemens) and revision of the Epinotia vertumnana (Zeller) species-group (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae)
Richard L. Brown. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(4): 327-346.