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Species Grapholita fana - Hodges#3434

Olethreutinae, larva in leaf - Grapholita fana Olethreutinae, mating - Grapholita fana - male - female Tiny moth - Grapholita fana Olethreutinae - Grapholita fana Olethreutinae - Grapholita fana Olethreutinae, herbivory - Grapholita fana Olethreutinae, cocoon - Grapholita fana Olethreutinae, lateral - Grapholita fana
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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 fana (Grapholita fana - Hodges#3434)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grapholita fana (Kearfott, 1907)
Enarmonia fana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Enarmonia aenochroa Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #621313
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (3), (2)
Wingspan 7.5-10 mm. (1), (4)
Adult- see original description in Print References. (1)
Records from Iowa to Maine, south to South Carolina and Kentucky. (5)
Described specimens: Anglesea, NJ and Essex County Park, NJ (Kearfott, May 15th to 30th); Cincinnati, OH (Miss Braun, Aug., 3d).
Desmodium sp. (=Meibomia). (4)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 64 (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group