Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes



Species Paralobesia cyclopiana - Hodges#2727

Paralobesia cyclopiana  - Paralobesia cyclopiana Hodges #2727 - Paralobesia cyclopiana Hodges #2727 - Paralobesia cyclopiana Paralobesia cyclopiana Paralobesia cyclopiana Paralobesia cyclopiana Paralobesia cyclopiana Paralobesia cyclopiana
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Paralobesia
Species cyclopiana (Paralobesia cyclopiana - Hodges#2727)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paralobesia cyclopiana (Heinrich, 1926)
Polychrosis cyclopiana Heinrich, 1926 (1), (2)
Endopiza cyclopiana (Heinrich, 1926)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "one-eyed" for the "large, round, black subapical spot." (2)
There are 17 named Paralobesia species in America north of Mexico.
Wingspan 12.5-15 mm. (3), (4), (2)
The original description as Polychrosis cyclopiana Heinrich, is available in PDF and online at the link in the print references below. (2)
Eastern United States. (5), (3),
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Female type: Brown's Mills, NJ (Harry B. Weiss, reared July, 1920 from larva feeding in seed pod of Swamp Magnolia).
Male paratype: in CNC labeled "20-VII-24. Larva on imported Magnolia glauca Linnaeus presumably from vicinity of Philadelphia."
Adults have been recorded mostly from March to August. (3)
Larval hosts is Magnolia species including Magnolia virginiana. (4), (2)
See Also
Several Apotomis are similar.
Apotomis funerea

Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 49.21.(4)
Heinrich, C. 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum 132: 97. (2)
Works Cited
1.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
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
4.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
5.South Carolina Moth Species