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Genus Proteoteras

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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 Eucosmini
Genus Proteoteras
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Proteoteras Riley, 1881 (1)
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet from Greek prefix proteo- (assumes many forms) and the genus Teras Treitschke. Riley notes the "venation and notch in posterior of primaries like Proteopteryx Walsingham." [cite:1473847,321]
8 species in our area (2).
Larvae feed on maple (Acer spp.).
Print References
Riley, C.V., 1881. Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (leaf-rollers). Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis 4: 321. (1)
Internet References
Locations of eight type specimens (and photos of three) at
Photos of pinned specimens at Moth Photographers Group.
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (Leaf Rollers).
Riley, C.V. 1881. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 4: 316-324.
2.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.