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Species Satronia tantilla - Southern Pine Catkinworm Moth - Hodges#3415

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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 Satronia
Species tantilla (Southern Pine Catkinworm Moth - Hodges#3415 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Satronia tantilla Heinrich, 1926 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin tantillus meaning "so little, so small."
The only species in the genus found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 9.5 mm. (1)
Adult:  Palps, face and head dirty white ● FW grayish fuscous ground ● Pair of moderately broad, outwardly curved, leaden metallic bands with faint dusting of white between, from costa before middle to mid-dorsum ● Four short, faint white dashes, on outer half of costa ● Ocelloid patch a single, rather wide vertical metallic bar, outwardly margined by 5 or 6 short, faint, black dashes on fuscous ground ● Terminal edge black, with leaden fuscous cilia ● HW pale smoky fuscous; cilia dirty white with dark basal band. (1)
Holotype specimen (2)
Texas and Arkansas to Florida(3) and Maryland. (4), (5), (1)
Holotype from Archer, Alachua Co., Florida. (1), (6)
Several flights with most records from January, March to June, September, December. (4), (7)
Pine species, including Pinus elliottii (slash pine) and Pinus palustris (longleaf pine) (7)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Cydia marita Brown, 2014 - See Info page
Print References
Brown, R.L., J.F.G. Clarke, & H.B. Habeck, 1983. New host records for Olethreutinae (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 37(3), p. 226. (8)
Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. United States National Museum Bulletin, Bulletin 132: 17. (1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Catalogue of the type specimens of Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) in the collection of the National Museum of ...
John W. Brown, Jon Lewis. 2000. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 102: 1014-1069 .
3.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.South Carolina Moth Species
6.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
7.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
8.New host records for Olethreutinae (Tortricidae)
Richard L. Brown, J. F. Gates Clarke, Dale H. Habeck. 1983. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 37(3): 224-227.