Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platphalonia lavana (Busck, 1907)
Busck, 1907 (1)
Platphalonidia lavana (Busck, 1907)
Number 3834 in the 1983 Hodges checklist. (3)
The original description as Phalonia lavana
Busck, is available online in the print references below. (1)
Scattered records in the eastern United States. Alberta and British Columbia records. Razowski states Arkansas, Illinois and British Columbia. (4)
Described specimen: Oak Station, Pennsylvania (F. Marloff
Adults are most common from April to July.
Platphalonidia, has been synonymized with Phalonidia by Razowski, 2011: "Remarks: Platphalonidia was described for Phalonia felix Walsingham, 1895 and over 10 other species from the New World. Unfortunately the type-species belongs to Phalonidia and differs from the remaining New World species."
Only felix was officially moved. The rest appear to have been moved to Platphalonia by Metzler & Albu, 2013, however, as of 8/18/2015 Tortricid.net has those other species placed in Phalonidia.
Busck, A., 1907. A review of the Tortricid subfamily Phaloniinae with descriptions of new American species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society
Razowski, 1985. On the generic groups Saphenista and Cochylis (Tortricidae). Nota lepidopterologica.
Metzler, E.H. & Albu, V., 2013: The description fo Platphalonia (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini, Cochylina) found nectaring diurnally on Centromada pungens (Asteraceae) in the Central Valley of California along with a list of species of Platphalonia. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society
Razowski, J., 2011. Diagnoses and Remarks on Genera of Tortricidae, 2: Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología