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Species Lobesia carduana - Hodges#2728

Olethreutinae, Thistle feeder - Lobesia carduana Olethreutinae - Lobesia carduana Olethreutinae - Lobesia carduana
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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 Olethreutini
Genus Lobesia
Species carduana (Lobesia carduana - Hodges#2728)
Hodges Number
2728
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lobesia carduana (Busck, 1907)
Polychrosis carduana Busck, 1907 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus (Carduus).
Size
Wingspan 9-12 mm. (1), (2)
Range
Records from Iowa to Maine, south to North Carolina and Tennessee. (3)
Type locality: Hyattsville, MD. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on thistle (Carduus). (1)
Print References
Busck, A., New genera and species of American microlepidoptera. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 15: 134. (1)
Works Cited
1.New genera and species of American Microlepidoptera
August Busck. 1907. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 15: 134--140.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group