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Species Platphalonia lavana - Phalonidia lavana - Hodges#3833

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Platphalonia
Species lavana (Phalonidia lavana - Hodges#3833)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platphalonia lavana (Busck, 1907)
Phalonia lavana Busck, 1907 (1), (2)
Platphalonidia lavana (Busck, 1907)
Number 3834 in the 1983 Hodges checklist. (3)
Wingspan 12-13 mm. (1) Razowski lists 14-16 mm. (4)
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). (1)
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 has those other species placed in Phalonidia.
Print References
Busck, A., 1907. A review of the Tortricid subfamily Phaloniinae with descriptions of new American species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 15: 27. (1)
Razowski, 1985. On the generic groups Saphenista and Cochylis (Tortricidae). Nota lepidopterologica. 8(1): 58
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, 67(3):156-160
Razowski, J., 2011. Diagnoses and Remarks on Genera of Tortricidae, 2: Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). SHILAP Revista de LepidopterologĂ­a 39(156): 397-414
Works Cited
1.A review of the tortricid subfamily Phaloniinae with descriptions of new American species
August Busck. 1907. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 15: 19-36.
2.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.