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Species Sparganothis violaceana - Hodges#3710

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Sparganothis
Species violaceana (Sparganothis violaceana - Hodges#3710)
Hodges Number
3710
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sparganothis violaceana (Robinson, 1869)
Tortrix violaceana Robinson, 1869 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin for the "wings shining yellow at the base, beyond to just before the apices deep purplish or violaceous." (1)
Size
Wingspan 21-24 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - A unique Sparganothis with the outer 3/4 of the forewings smooth immaculate violet and the thorax and inner 1/4 of the forewings dark yellow. Labial palps are long.
Range
Northeastern U.S. and coast to coast in Canada. (2)
Lectotype: Massachusetts (Sanborn). (3), (1)
Habitat
Wetlands where blueberries (Vaccinium spp.) grow.
Food
Vaccinium spp.
Print References
Robinson, C.T., 1869. Notes on American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 271; Pl.5, f.30. (1)