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Species Eucosma kiscana - Hodges#2982

Tortricid - Eucosma kiscana Phaneta kiscana - Eucosma kiscana Eucosma kiscana ? - Eucosma kiscana Olethreutiae, dorsal - Eucosma kiscana - female Pennsylvania Moth - Eucosma kiscana Olethreutinae - Eucosma kiscana Tortricid - Eucosma kiscana Tortricid - Eucosma kiscana
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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Eucosma
No Taxon (perangustana group)
Species kiscana (Eucosma kiscana - Hodges#2982)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma kiscana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Thiodia kiscana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Thiodia speculigera Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Phaneta kiscana
Phylogenetic sequence #620786
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (4), (3)
Wingspan 11-13 mm. (2), (5)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (2)
Records from western Canada, extreme southeastern Canada, Maine south to Maryland, west to Tennessee and Oklahoma, north to Minnesota. (6)
Types: Cincinnati, Ohio (A.F. Braun). Gloucester County, New Jersey (F. Haimbach). Greenwood Lake, New Jersey (F. Haimbach). (5)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 33(1): 92 (2)
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
5.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group