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Species Eucosma mormonensis - Hodges#2941

Phaneta mormonensis - Eucosma mormonensis Eucosma mormonensis Eucosma mormonensis possible Eucosma mormonensis  - Eucosma mormonensis
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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 Eucosma
Species mormonensis (Eucosma mormonensis - Hodges#2941)
Hodges Number
2941
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma mormonensis (Heinrich, 1923) (1)
Thiodia mormonensis Heinrich, 1923 (2)
Phaneta mormonensis
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the the Mormon Church, headquartered at Salt Lake City where the holotype male was collected.
Size
Forewing length 6.3-8.7 mm. (3)
Range
Western North America. (4)
Holotype collected in Salt Lake City, Utah (C.N. Ainslie).
Paratypes collected in Alamosa, Colorado (E.J. Oslar) and Denver, Colorado (E.J. Oslar).
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from May through August.
Food
The larvae feed on the young seed heads of Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal. (curlycup gumweed) (5)
Life Cycle
Middle and late instars are host for the Braconid wasp Bracon mellitor. (5)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 123: 44. (2)
Wright, D.J. 2010. Nine new species of Phaneta (Stephens) Tortricidae from western North America, with review of ten related species. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 64(3): figs. 5-8, 51, 72-73, 101. (3)
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.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.
3.Nine new species of Phaneta (Stephens) Tortricidae from western North America, with review of ten related species
Donald J. Wright. 2010. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 64 (3): 117-138.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.Six new hosts of Bracon mellitor (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), with a review of recorded hosts
P. Glynn Tillman, James R. Cate. 1989. Environmental Entomology 18(2): 328-333.