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Species Episimus nesiotes - Hodges#2702.3

Tortricid IMG_0521 - Episimus nesiotes 2702.3 - Episimus nesiotes 2702.3 - Episimus nesiotes
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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 Episimus
Species nesiotes (Episimus nesiotes - Hodges#2702.3)
Hodges Number
2702.3
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Episimus nesiotes Walsingham, 1897 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620487
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "islander" for this moth discovered in St. Croix. (1)
Size
Wingspan 14-17 mm. (1)
Forewing length 5.2-7.1 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References and Heppner (1994) re-description. (1), (2)
Range
Southern Florida, south into Cuba and the Caribbean Basin. One record in Alpine, Texas. (2)
Food
Known larval hosts include manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), island marlberry (Ardisia escallonioides) and graceful handmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia). (2)
See Also
Episimus nesiotes can be distinguished from E. kimballi, E. vixenus, and E. chica by the poorly demarcated lighter area along the dorsum, which in the latter three species is well defined. (3)
Print References
Walsingham, Lord. 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1897: 123. (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the West-Indian micro-lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species.
Lord Walsingham. 1897. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1897: 54-183.
2.Episimus moths of North America (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae).
J.B. Heppner. 1994. Holarctic Lepidoptera, 1: 83-87.
3.New species, new combinations, and new synonymies in neotropical Episimus Walsingham, 1892.
Józef Razowski & John W. Brown. 2008. Acta zoologica cracoviensia, 51B(1-2): 83-144.