Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Walsingham, 1879) (1)
Walsingham, 1879 (2)
#3765 in the 1983 Hodges checklist. (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #620192
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin campus colō meaning "dwells in fields."
Nine species of the genus Platphalonidia
occur in America north of Mexico. (4)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 6.5-8 mm. (5)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported California. (5)
Moth Photographers Group map includes California to Washington and northeastern North America. (4)
Holotype ♂ from Mendocino County, California in BMNH. (6)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a May to July flight period. (5)
Moth Photographers Group displays records to September. (4)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larval biology is unknown. (5)
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.
Metzler, E.H. & Albu, V., 2013: The description of Platphalonia magdalenae (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
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press. plate 20, fig. 13; p. 157. (5)
Razowski, 1985. On the generic groups Saphenista and Cochylis (Tortricidae). Nota lepidopterologica.
Razowski, J., 2011. Diagnoses and Remarks on Genera of Tortricidae, 2: Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterología
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum
, f.4. (2)