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Species Platynota exasperatana - Exasperating Platynota - Hodges#3743

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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 Sparganothini
Genus Platynota
Species exasperatana (Exasperating Platynota - Hodges#3743)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platynota exasperatana (Zeller, 1875)
Tortrix (Platynota) exasperatana Zeller, 1875 (1)
Sparganothis scotiana McDunnough, 1961
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin exasperatus meaning "roughened."
Wingspan about 13 mm.
Adult - forewing pale gray, shaded with darker gray to blackish in median and basal areas, and marked with traces of black lines; pale blotches may be present along costa in median area; diffuse gray spot usually visible in subterminal area near anal angle; hindwing variably light to dark brownish-gray.
Quebec to Florida(2), west to Texas(3), north to Michigan and Ontario.
Described material: Texas (Boll); New York (Speyer). (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & J.W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 120; pl. E, figs.11-16. (4)
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 238. (1)